The First-Year Success Research Institute (FSRI) offers a transformative summer residential experience designed for students from historically excluded communities in STEM.
Our programming is comprised of a comprehensive summer orientation, academic support program, engaging research project, and community-building activities. FSRI facilitates a successful transition from high school (or community college) to Caltech by using a living-learning community model to help students adapt to collaborative learning, build a solid research foundation, receive mentorship from dedicated staff and faculty, and develop meaningful relationships within a community of like-minded peers.
FSRI begins in the summer prior to students' first term at Caltech and all major expenses are covered for students admitted to the program (e.g. travel to Caltech, housing, meals, bedding and toiletries, field trips, etc.). Programming and student support services continue into the academic year. Students remain a part of the FSRI community throughout their undergraduate career at Caltech and beyond graduation.