First-year Research Experience in Science

Chemistry experiments in the iNSPIRE Laboratory

The University of Detroit Mercy’s First-Year Research Experience in Science (FYReS) program is a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored initiative that offers you a research experience in science during your first year.


Research • Rigor • Real-world Application

Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Biology Major?
Pre-Med, Pre-Dent, Pre-Pharm, or Pre-PhD?
This program’s for you!

Fall Term: Introduction to Research Methods in Chemistry & Biochemistry

  • Research design
  • Data presentation
  • Library resources
  • Research ethics
  • Data management
  • Peer review of scholarly work
  • Grant proposal preparation

Winter Term: Bioanalytical Chemistry Research Laboratory

  • Bioanalytical chemistry techniques
  • Research design and practice
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Instrumental analysis
  • Environmental applications
  • Presentation of scholarly work

We are currently accepting applications for incoming freshmen (Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, or Science Undecided majors) with an interest in research to be a part of this program.

If you are interested in being considered for the Detroit Mercy FYReS program, please complete the application form.

Applicants who apply by June 30th will be given preference.

Students accepted into this program will be contacted by email and will register for the appropriate FYReS courses during summer advising.