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FYRES: Apply to Participate

FYRES Student with mentor enjoying the dunes

Students who are interested in participating in the FYRES course in Fall 2014 must submit an application and have a teacher or advisor submit a recommendation for the student. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.


To be eligible to participate, a student must

  • enroll as a full-time student for the first time at Calvin College in Fall 2014
  • demonstrate academic potential or ability
  • demonstrate a strong interest in a research experience and science generally.

Students do not have to declare an interest in majoring in an earth science discipline (or any science) to participate. We hope the course will attract students from a variety of disciplines.

After you apply...

Completed applications will be reviewed after the May 9th deadline. Applicants will be notified by the end of May 2014 about their status in the course.

More information

In the summer during Passport advising and registration for fall courses, the FYRES participant's fall schedule will be constructed around the FYRES course.

Want to be a FYRES mentor? Check out our information for interested upper-level Calvin students.

For more information, contact Deanna van Dijk at