Council for Scholarship and Inquiry (CSI)

The Council for Scholarship and Inquiry (CSI) is a student organization under the guidance of FAU’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry. CSI is open to FAU students in all disciplines. Opportunities sponsored by CSI include general body meetings, Meeting of the Minds events, on-campus tabling, and classroom presentations.

CSI’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 CSI’s page on Owl Central to join and learn more! Click here to view 2022-23 CSI Constitution.

Be sure to check out the undergraduate research student organization located on the Jupiter campus, 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 CSI and get involved in research at FAU, or just learn about some fun scholarly opportunities at FAU and beyond, please e-mail to Some ways to become involved can be seen below.

  1. Become a member on Owl Central
    • Join CSI by signing on to OwlCentral and searching for CSI - then join in on the fun!
  2. Attend a general body meeting
  3. Attend a "Meeting of the Minds"- event hosted to encourage networking and engagement between faculty and students
  4. Keep up with CSI on Instagram!
  5. Become familiar with the research process

Meet the Officers of CSI!

Title Research Interest Future Goals Affiliation
Mylinh Nguyen

Mylinh Nguyen
I am interested in cognitive neuroscience, facial expression and emotional processing. I am majoring in behavioral neuroscience and working towards going to Optometry school to become an optometrist.

Historian of Neuroscience Club

Director of Records for Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

Member of HOSA

Lab member of FAU WAVES Infant cognition lab

Vice President:
Numana Luqman

Numana Luqman
I am interested in neuroimmunity and the relationship between the immune system and the CNS when generating an immune response. My research interests also include medical ethics and how science is communicated through public policy. I'm majoring in cellular neuroscience with a minor in philosophy with hopes of becoming a physician.

OURI Peer Mentor

Wilkes Honors College

Philosophy club

Student Travel Committee

McKhalia McKenzie

McKhalia McKenzie
My research interests are environmental science, plant development, infant development, and cardiovascular research. My future goals are to graduate with my bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences and minor in Computer Science. After that, I hope to apply to medical school and become a pediatrician.

Atlantic ZeNami of FAU's ASU

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

Dasha Jonassaint

Dasha Jonassaint
My current research involves dopaminergic neurological diseases; however, I am also interested in diseases impairing memory and motor function like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Along with this, I have a broader interest in infant development and cognition. I am pursuing a bachelor's degree in cellular neuroscience. I hope to continue my studies at a graduate school where I can further my knowledge of human behavior and the brain. Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
Marketing Director:
Angel Ellis

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I am currently researching Biological Anthrolpology. My research interests include all aspects of anthropology. My goal is to graduate with a bachelors degree in anthropology and pursue more schooling to expand my knowledge.

OURI Student Employee

Club Liaison:
Priyanka Perumalraja

Priyanka Perumalraja
My research focuses on utilizing autonomous robots to implemenrt and test various detection systems. I will graduate with a bachelor's degree in computer science and continue to work with AI and machine learning in transportation and detection optimization. OURI Peer Mentor