FIRE SUMMER SCHOLARS

A mentored summer experience that helps you develop leadership capabilities, strengthens your relationship with FIRE faculty, and builds further stream community.

SUMMER SCHOLARS

FIRE Summer Scholars will help you stay connected to your stream while continuing your research and professional development over the summer. The program is entirely online and you can participate from anywhere in the world.

You will participate in a series of weekly activities and discussions with your Research Educator and peers over a four-week period in June.  You will gain a greater understanding of your stream's research and how its goals are linked to some of the greatest societal challenges of our time.

Benefits include:

  • Gain a better understanding of the importance of your role in FIRE research

  • Strengthen your FIRE community over the summer (your stream & FIRE as a whole)

  • Gain a better sense of how to communicate your FIRE experience when applying to future opportunities

  • Claim FIRE Summer Scholar on your resume or CV through completion

  • Become a stronger candidate for the FIRE Peer Research Mentorship Program

All current FIRE students are eligible for FIRE Summer Scholars.  Students must sign up by the closing date using the form linked below.

FAQs

When is FIRE Summer Scholars?

  • FIRE Summer Scholars is a four-week program that takes place in June.

  • It begins on June 1 and concludes June 25.

How many hours per week are required?

  • The commitment is four hours per week.

  • Weekly participation will consist of several research-related activities, plus live discussion sessions with your stream and Research Educator.

Do participating students enroll in a course?

  • FIRE Summer Scholars does not have a corresponding summer course. 

  • Participating students do not have to pay tuition or other course fees.

Is this a paid opportunity?

  • We are not able to offer funding to participating students. FIRE Summer Scholars is a voluntary program.

Who can participate in this program?

  • All FIRE students who completed FIRE Semester 2 during Spring 2021

  • Current FIRE Peer Research Mentors

Do FIRE Summer Scholars need to be able to come to campus during the summer?

  • FIRE Summer Scholars will be conducted entirely online.

INTERESTED?

Use this form to sign up for FIRE Summer Scholars. The sign-up form will remain open until the last day of classes (May 11).

 

Questions about the program can be sent to Dr. Ian Page (ibpage@umd.edu).

University of Maryland

Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

The First-Year Innovation & Research Experience

Dr. Patrick Killion

Director of Discovery-Based Learning

Email: pkillion@umd.edu

Tel: 301-405-0057