The mission of the First Year Research Experience (FYRE) program is to build a community
of STEM students, faculty and professionals from various STEM backgrounds to support
young STEM majors or potential majors as they form identities as members of the scientific
community, thus improving the likelihood that they will persist to graduation. FYRE
is supported by funding from the Helen Clay Frick Foundation.
Wichita State University is proud to host the prestigious Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate
Achievement Program, a federal TRIO Program 100% funded by the U.S. Department of
Education. This project, also known as the McNair Scholars Program, was established
in 1986 by the U.S. Department of Education. The Program identifies and prepares 28
eligible WSU students for graduate studies leading to the Ph.D. by providing research
training and early scholarly experiences to high-achieving undergraduates.
The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (UReCA) grants program awards up
to $1,000 to support student research and creative/performace projects in collaboration
with a faculty mentor. This program is suspended for the fall 2023 semester, but will
return in spring 2024!
URCAF offers a platform through which undergraduate students may engage in the scholarly
conversation by presenting new research they have conducted to the WSU community.
URCAF supports submissions that contribute to thsi conversation from across all disciplines
and using all forms of documentation. There truly are no limits to the type of submissions
that will be considered, and the next winner of this juried research competition showcase
may be you!