Quick Links

How to Get Started

Student Resources and Information


Student Opportunity Center

OURI Field Trips 

Faculty Information


Frequently Asked Questions

Calendar of Events Here!

Upcoming Deadlines:

Undergraduate Research Grant Applications

October 15th, 2017

Latest News

2017-18 OURI Peer Mentors


2017 SURF Awardees

Part 1

Part 2


2016 Undergraduate Researchers of the Year

Congratulations to the 2017 Undergraduate Researchers of the Year!


2016-17 Distinguished Mentor of the Year

Congratulations to the 2017 Distinguished Mentor of the Year, Tobin Hindle, Ph.D.!

Tobin H



Meet our 2017-2018 Mentors!



From left to right: Danielle Bartz, Caralin Branscum, Amrita Ghaness, Victor Capellan, Wilmer Lopez, Brittany Klima, Kia Taylor Riccio, Alexis Base, Andrea Rodriguez

The Peer Mentoring Program is designed to provide support to undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing research and inquiry.  Our peer mentors are wonderful undergraduate and graduate students who represent active researchers and role models from FAU's colleges and partner campuses. If you are interested in participating in undergraduate research or have questions related to how you can get started in research please email one of the mentors in your college to set up a time to meet.  Mentors are available to meet on the Boca Raton (GS 209) and Jupiter Campuses! The Peer Mentor page can tell you more about how YOU can become a mentor too! 

Come visit a Peer Mentor in GS 209C during their Office Hours

Fall 2017 hours TBD

Summer 2017 Mentors:

Caralin Branscum



  • Email: Cbranscum2013@fau.edu
  • College and Major : I’m a double major in Sociology (College of Arts and Letters) and Criminal Justice (College of Design and Social Inquiry)
  • Research Interests: My current research focuses on perceptions of “adulthood” and what it’s like to “grow up” in the 21st century. 
  • Hobbies:  I love reading, playing games with my family (very competitive), and watching Doctor Who!
Madeline Rubio
  • Email:  mrubio2015@fau.edu
  • College and Major: College of Science, Biological Sciences, Minor: Geology
  • Research Interests: Marine Biology and Coastal Geoscience, monitoring Southeast Florida’s beaches to describe morphologic change and quantify patterns of erosion and accretion on the coast.
  • Hobbies:  I enjoy tie dying, coloring, tanning, going to the beach, playing volleyball and binge watching Netflix. 

Danielle Bartz

dani b

  • Email:  dbartz@fau.edu
  • College and Major: College of Science, majoring in Geosciences and minoring in Biology. I am also working towards the Environmental and GIS certificates
  • Research Interests: My research interests include invasive species control, sustainability, and trophic ecology, more specifically niche partitioning, and conservation biology. I have studied organisms including but not limited to: octopuses, bottlenose dolphins, and currently broadening my horizons with elasmobranchs. 
  • Hobbies:  I love scuba diving and anything water related. I Also enjoy playing with my blind husky, 3-legged cat, and python, Lebron. 




 Last Modified 7/25/17