Nomination Deadline: January 30, 2015
Event Date: February 10, 2015
Application Deadline: February 15, 2015
A variety of workshops will be hosted by OURI Peer Mentors throughout the Spring 2015 semester for students. Topics will include how to get started in research, research ethics, how to conduct a literature review, and more! New this semester: Video Conferencing will be available to the Davie, HBOI, and Jupiter campuses for ALL Boca workshops!
Meet our 2014-2015 Mentors!
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry welcome aboard our 2014-2015 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 10 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), Davie Campus!
Zahava Alishaev, College of Science
Research Interest: Biomedical research and cardioactive conopeptide.
Ryan Crichton, College of Science
Major: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research Interests: Solar/Fuel cells and Superconductors.
Career Goals: Obtain Ph.D in Materials Chemistry/Science with a focus on solar and fuel cells.
Hobbies: Biking, Anime/light Novels/manga, ping pong, listening to film score/soundtrack/trance music, watching premier league/bundesliga/eredivisie.
Toluleke Famuyiwa, College of Science
Research interest: Oncology / Reproductive Pathophysiology
Career goals: To become a research specialist in oncology and find cure to prostate cancer that can stand the test of time.
Hobbies: Traveling, playing chess, playing king pong, playing the guitar and listening to music.
Sarah Faulhaber, College of Arts and Letters
Major: Music Education
Research Interests: I am currently researching music notation in braille and ways to help visually impaired students become musically literate.
Career goals: I aspire to teach students as well as other teachers about my findings to enrich the world of music as a whole!
Hobbies: Singing, teaching, learning, snorkeling, diving, skydiving, organizing, traveling, watching movies, and helping others.
Kailey Joss, College of Education
Major: Communication Science and Disorders
Research Interests: Early intervention and early story book reading.
Career goals: To become a Speech-Language Pathologist.
Hobbies: Yoga, running, playing soccer, and going to the beach!
Carly Lambert, College of Arts & Letters
Research Interests: Primatology and genetics.
Career goals: I plan on going to graduate school for museum studies as I enjoy getting people involved in learning!
Hobbies: I love playing soccer and going on outdoor adventures like kayaking.
Michael Martinez, College of Business
Hobbies: Sports, especially golf, and movies.
Saheed Oseni, College of Science
Major: Biological Sciences (MS)
Research Interest: Cancer Drug Discovery and Therapeutics (Immunotherapy, Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, Phytotherapy, Gene therapy, Thermotherapy) and Public Health.
Career goal: I am determined to become a world famous scientist with breakthrough in cancer cure and other related public health diseases affecting humans and animals.
Hobbies: Chess, Music, Soccer and Counseling.
Shalondria Sears, College of Science Major: Biology
Research Interest: I am currently conducting research in Dr. Ewa Wojcikiewicz's lab and we're employing single cell for spectroscopy to measure the adhesive force between two PfEMP1 domains and monocytes.
Career Goal: My goal after completing my Bachelor's degree at Florida Atlantic University is to pursue an MD or MD/PhD in medicine. I plan to attend medical school in Florida because I've lived in Florida my entire life, and I love the sun!
Hobbies: During my free time, I like to play volleyball, kayak, and cook.