Four Year Research Engagement (FYRE)

Interdisciplinary NSF Funded Research Project

The University of Oklahoma has instituted a Four-Year Research Engagement (FYRE) program designed to create, track, study and help develop a university-wide, diverse cohort of undergraduates interested in professional futures as STEM researchers. For this interdisciplinary project, CEDaR worked on the grant proposal in collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI) from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for this four- year longitudinal study that is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2017. CEDaR conducted extensive literature review to create the research constructs including surveys, questionnaires, and assessments that were reviewed by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) located at the Norman campus of the University of Oklahoma.