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Creative Scientific Inquiry Experience

The CSIE office is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please email us at [email protected] or [email protected] for any questions.   

The Creative Scientific Inquiry Experience (CSIE) is a STEM-related program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that connects students with faculty and with community projects through an integrated science curriculum.

We specialize in creating learning experiences for students in STEM fields through innovative courses and student events. Our courses are 1-2 credit hours, and faculty work with community partners to develop coursework that allows students to work on real-world problems.

CSIE also offers academic support that includes:

  • Book loan program where students enrolled in CSIE courses can check out CSIE/STEM textbooks for free
  • Tutoring
  • Peer mentoring and faculty mentoring

You can find out about our programs for students and training for faculty, as well as information about Math and Science clubs and national organizations on this site.




Fall 2020 Courses

Most CSIE courses are listed as special topics. Please click on any of the course links below to read about our course descriptions.

CSIE at FAST TRACK Student Orientation 

As part of our robust recruitment efforts, CSIE sends representatives that include faculty, staff, and CSIE students to meet and inform new students of the benefits CSIE has to offer. Because Eastern Michigan University's Office of Orientation has currently cancelled all in-person Fast Track Orientations through May 8, 2020, we are unable to meet new students.

The CSIE team has decided to put together a booklet of who we are, the benefits of taking our courses, Fall 2020 course descriptions, and even student testimonials. Please download our digital booklet to read more.

Contact us at [email protected] or [email protected] for any questions. Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Donate "STEM Student Development Campaign 2020 

Donate"CSIE Endowment #02362".

Contact the CSIE Program

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