The primary purpose of our program is to provide students with authentic research experience. Students participating in FYRE program are matched with faculty mentors based on their interests and career goals.

Students are required to conduct at least one semester of mentored-research to be a part of this program. Our faculty mentors belong to various departments with some faculty mentors being affiliated to OU (primary appointment at OUHSC). Each year, faculty members commit to accepting students into their research laboratories allowing students to gain authentic research experience. The faculty support for this program has been tremendous and we are adding new faculty mentors each year to mentor OU undergraduates.

The departments that are currently participating in FYRE program are:

Chemistry and Biochemistry


Plant Biology and Microbiology




Chemical, Biological and Material Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Geology and Geophysics


Physics and Astronomy

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering