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 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
Olivia Curtis
Olivia Curtis Alzheimer's disease, adult neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus, brain health and healthy aging I will graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Cellular Neuroscience Spring 2021 and will start my Master's Degree in Bioengineering Fall 2021. Once I complete my Master's Degree, I plan to attend medical school with the ultimate goal of becoming a neurologist.

OURI Peer Mentor 

Bioethics Society

Pre-Health Ambassadors

Vice President:
Christela Lucien
Christela 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)

Jessica Young
Jessica My research interests are geosciences and art. My future goals are to attend graduate school. OURI Peer Mentor  
Fundraising Director: OPEN
Outreach Coordinator:
Julie Edelstein
Edelstein Current projects in Neuroscience concerning visual cognition and decision making I have my Bachelors in Psychology and am attending FAU with the intent to apply for medical school in the future. My goal is to become a Psychiatrist with a focus on people with Autism. American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Psy Chi
Marketing Director: Kimberly Raphael
K Ralphael
I'm interested in researching anything that relates to neonatal and children. I'm a sophomore here at Florida Atlantic University. I'm currently majoring in Health Science with aspirations to become a physician assistant. Konbit Kreyol, First and Proud, Black Student Union, Black Women in Medicine, and Fanm Kreyol Inc.
Club Liaison: Brooke Mantone
B Mantone CSI 2020-21

 My research interests are psychology, neurology, biological anthropology, and geology.  I'm a freshman here at Florida Atlantic University. I'm currently undecided for what I want to major in but I'm leaning towards Geosciences or Biology. My goal is to become either a Psychologist or a Geoscientist. Psychology Club, Public Health and Advocacy Interest Group, Mission Green, Owlthon
 Last Modified 3/9/21