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:

FAURJ Manuscript Submission Deadline

May 30th, 2017

Peer Mentor Application Deadline

May 29th, 2017

Latest News

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 2016-2017 Mentors!

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry welcomes aboard our 2016-2017 peer mentors.  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


  • Camelia 10:00 a.m. – 11: 00 a.m.
  • Sabrina 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


  • Jason 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Caralin 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


  • Sabrina 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Caralin 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.



Jason Blankenship

  • Email: jblankenship2014@fau.edu
  • College and Major: College of Engineering and Computer Science, Geomatics Engineering
  • Research Interests: Computer Vision
  • Hobbies:  Wood working and building things with my hands.


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!



Eamonn Byrnes

  • Email: ebyrnes1@fau.edu
  • College and Major:   Honors College, Neuroscience
  • Research Interests:  Neuroscience and biomedical research
  • Hobbies: Outdoor activities, hiking, basketball

Camelia Garcia

  • Email: garciac2013@fau.edu
  • College and Major: Charles E. Schmidt College of Science; Double Majoring in Chemistry and Biology
  • Research Interests:   Glycosciences, Glycoprotein-based cancer therapy
  • Hobbies: Traveling, nature trails, reading, and animals!

Zachary Lee

  • Email:  zlee5@fau.edu
  • College and Major: Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, BS Biology
  • Research Interests: Avian and Wetland Ecology, Modeling Wading Bird Egg Development
  • Hobbies: Rock Climbing, "Stir Friday", Traveling, Backpacking, Sunday morning coffee

Sabrina Loftus

  • Email: sloftus2015@fau.edu
  • College and Major: English and Psychology
  • Research Interests: I have always been curious about how the brain correlates to certain thoughts and behaviors we experience which led me on the path of psychology. I currently work with Dr. Sheremata in the Vision and Memory Perception lab assessing whether the left visual field/right hemisphere has an advantage over the right visual field/left hemisphere in working memory.

Anna Riso

  • Email: ariso2014@fau.edu
  • College and Major : Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, English Literature and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Research Interests: Developmental Psychology and Developmental Neuroscience
  • Hobbies: Playing instruments, reading, writing poetry and comedy routines, watching "Star Trek," and baking!

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. 

Vanessa Walters

  • Email: vwalters2013@fau.edu
  • College and Major: Harriet L Wilkes Honors College, Liberal Arts and Science, Major Concentration: Neuroscience, Minor Concentration: Psychology
  • Research interests: Neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders, Understanding the relationship between the brain and behavior, and Neural circuitry involved in deficits in social behavior.
  • Hobbies: Reading, listening to music, and jogging
 Last Modified 2/8/17