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!

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  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
Giselle Shim
giselle 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 Maurice 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
Miranda Dunn
Miranda 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  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

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
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 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 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.)
Club Liaison:
Taylor Selman


Researching age-related, neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, using the Drosophila melanogaster I plan to graduate in Spring 2020 with a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience & Behavior with a minor in Health Administration. I will apply to medical school in May 2020 to pursue my ultimate goal of becoming a orthopedic surgeon, specializing in either sports medicine or pediatrics. During my gap year, I will continue to work as the chief medical scribe at Delray Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center. I will also continue my research in the Dawson-Scully lab and present my research at the 2020 FAU Undergraduate Research Symposium.   American Medical Student Association (AMSA), American Medical Women's Association (AMWA), The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, SplashPals
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