Freshman Research Initiative (FRI)

FRI Ambassadors

Connect with our current students.

Program Overview

The FRI Ambassadors program is a paid leadership opportunity for active FRI peer mentors who are interested in positively representing the program and their research stream. 

FRI Ambassadors participate in FRI/UT-related activities for admitted students, outreach to prospective students and alumni, and other CNS and university-wide events throughout the academic year.

Ambassador Activities

FRI Ambassadors represent the FRI program in university activities on and off campus, such as:
  • Answering FRI student questions
  • Recruitment for prospective students
  • Outreach FRI alumni and supporters
  • CNS/university-wide events throughout the academic year
  • FRI Lab Tours & Social Media
  • FRI Office Front Desk

Program Benefits

  • Opportunity for involvement on campus
  • Form relationships with other FRI students and other groups 
  • Public speaking practice and experience
  • Professional development


  • Currently affiliated with an FRI stream as a peer mentor.
  • Can participate for fall AND spring semesters of the academic year. 
  • Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Enthusiastic about your stream and FRI!