Council for Scholarship and Inquiry (C.S.I.)

The Council for Scholarship and Inquiry (C.S.I.) is a student organization under the guidance of FAU’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry. C.S.I. is open to FAU students in all disciplines. Opportunities sponsored by C.S.I. include general body meetings, developing the Undergraduate Research Journal (FAURJ), classroom presentations, and Meeting of the Minds events.

C.S.I.’s goals are to:

  • promote the existing culture of undergraduate research at FAU within all disciplines
  • enhance scholarship, creativity, critical thinking and academic excellence of undergraduate students at FAU
  • Encourage and foster school pride and unity at FAU.

Visit C.S.I.’s page on Owl Central to join and learn more! Click here to view 2018-19 CSI Constitution.

 

Be sure to check out the new undergraduate research student organization,  the  Council for Scholarship, Inquiry, Design, and Engagement (C-SIDE) Jupiter . Visit C-SIDE's page on Owl Central to join.

Get Involved!

If you would like to join C.S.I. and get involved in research at FAU, or just learn about some fun scholarly opportunities at FAU and beyond send an e-mail to faucsi@gmail.com. Some ways to become involved can be seen below.

  1. Become a member and attend the General Body Meetings
    • Join CSI by signing on to OwlCentral and searching for CSI - then join in the fun! 
  2. Attend and/or volunteer at the "Meeting of the Minds"- events hosted to encourage networking and engagement between faculty and students
  3. Become familiar with the research process
  4. Volunteer Opportunities
  5. Leadership Opportunities

Meet the Officers of C.S.I.!

 

Title Email Research Interest Future Goals Affiliation
President:
Giselle Shim
giselle
gshim2017@fau.edu Effects of drugs on neurotransmitters, cancer research, biomedical science, development and treatment of addiction, aging process, neurological disorders at the cellular level I plan to graduate in Summer 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. I will apply to medical school in order to pursue my goal of becoming a neurosurgeon and hopefully move to New York to work in a trauma intensive care unit. I will continue to work on drug-induced neurological research and will publish and present my work preceding medical school applications. Due to my passion for the field, I want to help as many patients as possible who have neurological diseases.  American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
Vice President:
Samantha Maurice
  sam
Smaurice2016@fau.edu Most passionately I enjoy research about restrictive cardiomyopathy and improving the efficiency of vaccines. Additionally, research that involves child development and how their brains grow, develop and adapt over time in response to different environments.  I expect to graduate in Spring of 2020 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behaviour. I also plan to seek a minor in Psychology. After that, I plan to go to Medical School and pursue a career in Pediatrics, specifically Surgical Pediatrics. I hope to have a positive impact on children, adolescents, and their development, helping them grow and stay physically and mentally healthy. As a physician, I also hope to mentor young students who have a passion for medicine and help them achieve their goals. American Medical Student Association(AMSA), FAU C.L.A.S.S Tutor
Treasurer:
Miranda Dunn
Miranda
Dunnm2014@fau.edu No current research projects but I am graduating in Fall 2019 with a bachelor's degree in Public Management. I currently also work at a financial advising firm called Client Focused Advisors and run their business and entrepreneurship podcast, The Boca Raton Shrimp Tank. The podcast is done in conjunction with the FAU Adams Center For Entrepreneurship and aims to bring local business owners into an interview setting.  My future goals include expanding my expertise on nonprofit management and international relations.  Owls Incorporated
Fundraising Director:
Eva Mack
eva
macke2018@fau.edu  Research interests include cancer research, Development and degeneration of synapses, regulation of aging, neurobiology of cellular stress, molecular and cellular neuroscience.  I plan on graduating the summer of 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Behavior. I will hopefully attend medical school and a residency to pursue my career in Oncology, Pathology, or OB/GYN. Preferably, I want to pursue a career in Oncology to work on research regarding immunotherapy for cancer. I am also considering working for an organization such as Doctors Without Borders to help less fortunate individuals get the healthcare they deserve.  American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
Co-Fundraising Director:
Christela Lucien
cjristela
Clucien2017@fau.edu

Research interest: No current research projects, but I am interested in research involving psychology. Precisely, child developmental and cognitive psychology.

I expect to graduate in Fall 2021 with a Bachelors in Biological Sciences and a minor in Psychology. I plan on obtaining a master’s degree before applying to medical school to pursue my dreams of becoming a Psychiatrist. My main goal is to help as many people as I can who suffers from mental illnesses.  American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

Black Women in Medicine (BWM)

Co-Marketing Director:
Muhammad Rahman
muhammad

 

rahmanm2016@fau.edu 
Stem cell therapy in surgical procedures relating to organ repair, the mechanisms of reprogramming and transcription factor proteins, tumor growth and treatment I will be graduating with a B.S. in Biological Sciences in Spring 2021. Along the way, I hope to gain tremendous experience in the field of medicine and healthcare before obtaining an M.D. I hope to become an orthopedic surgeon and incorporate my research into my practice to aim for effectiveness in my profession.
American Medical Student Association (AMSA) 
Co-Marketing Director:
Djimmitry Graham
Djimmitry
dgraham2018@fau.edu Biochemistry: Interaction of natural cellular process and synthetically modifying their activity.

Biomedical Engineering: Using biomechanics and clinical engineering to better improve on the healthcare system.   

I’m hoping to garner everything I’ve learned at FAU, and finally express that with my future research peers after I graduate in 2022 or sooner. -NSF Learn Program

-Math Club

Outreach Coordinator:
Marianthi Karadakis
marianthi
 mkaradakis2016@fau.edu I am currently interested in moelcular cell biological processes regarding ciliogenesis in cancer cells compared to normal cells and if the PAK6 protein produces smaller cilia in abnormal/diseased cells.  I am currently a Biological Sciences major and hope to graduate next fall in 2020. I plan on attending medical school after I graduate from FAU. I hope to continue my education in global health and preventative medicine after I gain a stable ground in my career as a physician in a field I am unsure of at the moment. AMSA (American Medical Student Association.)
Outreach Coordinator:
Austin Sanders
Austen
Asanders2018@fau.edu
I am passionate about botany and plant systems. I am interested in the ecological impact of
specific invasive plant species in ecosystems. Anything ecology or botany is what I love. I am
currently working with Dr. Owen.
I plan to graduate in the spring of 2023 (or earlier) with a BS in Biological sciences and, using
the BS to MS in Environmental sciences program, a Masters in Environmental Science. I will
then apply to graduate school to study ecology or botany. My ultimate career goal is to
become a research professor at a University, so that I can make an impact on future
generations of ecologists.
S.E.E.D.S. club
Outreach Coordinator:
Mackenzie Vecchio
mckenzie
mvecchio2013@fau.edu

 

I am a graduate researcher in the geosciences department working on environmental geophysics. Currently I am investigating unique methods of utilizing ground penetrating radar to characterize the internal structure and moisture content of tree trunks. Each summer I travel to El Yunque National Rainforest, Puerto Rico to collect data on the Luquillo Critical Zone. This includes everything from the bedrock to the top of the jungle canopy. We also investigate geomorphology by imaging the bedrock--regolith interface and imaging landslides. I am advised by Dr. Comas.  I am trained as a geologist but am very interested in conservation biology. After my PhD I intend to contribute to the preservation of neotropical biodiversity and habitat protection.   Association for Women Geoscientists (contact briggst@fau.edu to join), Florida Native Plant Society 
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