College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Policy

Getting Started




There are many opportunities to participate in undergraduate research at Maryland.  By joining in beginning-level research activities like these, you lay the groundwork for special, upper-level research opportunities such as Honors-in-ENSP and NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) later on.  Get started now!
Maryland FIRE
The First Year Innovation and Research Experience (FIRE) gives new freshmen and transfer students a chance to kickstart their academic careers. Designed for students not participating in living-learning programs such as University Honors and College Park Scholars, FIRE gives new students immediate access to PhD-level faculty researchers while learning and working with friends.  Want to get involved? Apply here.
The Maryland Student Researchers Program, through the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research, provides an opportunity for current students with at least 15 credits completed to connect with faculty mentors who are seeking student assistants.  The Program manages a database (searchable by keyword) that links your interests to faculty members' webpages.  You can join Maryland Student Researchers at any time; all you need to be is motivated, curious, and responsible! 


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