Explore FRI

A Launchpad for Discovery

The nation’s largest university undergraduate research program gives students the opportunity to dive into research—right from the start.

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Innovative Research

In FRI, undergraduate students explore unanswered questions in science, math, and technology (STEM) fields. Each year, over 1000 College of Natural Sciences (CNS) students uncover new knowledge and develop novel technologies in faculty-led research laboratories, called streams.

Research Streams

Experiential Learning

Inventors Program

Innovating and problem-solving are what STEM students do best. In the Inventors Program, students learn entrepreneurial design and development, while practicing the skills that employers value most, from communicating with diverse audiences to developing action plans.

Inventors Program