Enroll in a Creative Scientific Inquiry Experience (CSIE); Co-register in one or two specific courses from science, mathematics, or technology combined with a one credit hour CSIE seminar. Each CSIE will feature the following:

Inquiry-based courses
CSIE students will explore problems and solutions from the unique perspective of different disciplines under the guidance of faculty & experts from the community.

Customized academic support
CSIE scholars receive the benefit of smaller classes. Each class is provided additional academic support from Peer leaders & Lab assistants and useful guidance from faculty about effective study strategies.

Career exploration and mentorship opportunities
Public, private, and non-profit sector professionals—including EMU alumni—from a variety of fields will visit the CSIE classes to share strategies for success and real world application of STEM academic programs and to create the opportunity for mentoring relationships.

Academic Service-Learning through community-based research
CSIE scholars engage in academically relevant community service or research to gain a deeper understanding of specific course objectives. The application of newly acquired skills—grounded in scientific rigor—enhances educational achievement. Guided reflection about the experience fosters civic awareness and personal growth.

Community of scholars
College students and higher education research describe the opportunity to share academic challenges in a community of scholars as essential to college students’ engagement and enjoyment.  Students get to know each other well and often develop lasting friendships in this team-oriented environment.

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