Welcome to FYRE!

FYRE aims to connect research and practice in first-year engineering to improve teaching practices, student learning, and student experiences.

FYRE is an interdisciplinary team of graduate and undergraduate researchers that investigates teaching practices, student learning, and student experiences within first-year engineering. We use the "Research to Practice Cycle" to drive innovations and assessment in first-year engineering. These classroom innovations include programming instruction, entrepreneurial mindset, and technical writing. Additionally, the research group focuses on larger questions within engineering education including major selection, retention of students, and the training of faculty and teaching assistants.