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I competed in Model United Nations starting my sophomore year of high school. During the fall conference of my junior year, my partner and I wrote resolution papers about stopping nuclear proliferation and making clean drinking water available to everyone. It was truly eye opening to brainstorm solutions to these worldwide problems with so many people from so many schools. After many disagreements and collaborations, we finally produced the resolution papers containing our solutions to these problems. I was the member of my group that put all of the ideas together and actually wrote the papers. Our papers ended up winning us the Superior Delegation award, which is the best award a partnership delegation can win. The attached photo is from the Model UN conference at which we won the award.
I recently went on a trip to the Columbus Zoo with the Biological Sciences Scholars program. It was very interesting because I had never been to the Columbus Zoo before. Walking around and seeing all of the animals was fun, but the behind the scenes tour was the best part. We were given a tour of the manatee facilities, and I learned a lot. I saw the water filtration tanks, the non-public manatee tank, the crane used to remove manatees from the water, and the kitchen used to prepare food for the manatees and fish. The highlight of this behind the scenes visit was definitely getting the opportunity to feed the manatees. Since they are being rehabilitated, they need to eat in a way that closely mimics how they eat in the wild. To feed them, we put heads of lettuce in a tube that sinks to the bottom of the tank, so it’s as if the manatees are eating sea grass off of the sea floor. Overall, I had a great time at the zoo with the manatees and my fellow scholars!
I am a first year student in The Ohio State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and in the Biological Sciences Scholars Program. I plan on majoring in chemistry and minoring in forensics to become a crime lab analyst in the future. I recently graduated from Rocky River High School with an honors diploma. I was very involved in many sports and clubs in high school, and I was a Co-President of both the Environmental Club and the Model United Nations team. I thoroughly intend to stay as involved throughout college. My work experience includes a year and a half of being a cosmetic lab technician at Lusso Cosmetics. I was able to actually work in the lab and produce/develop makeup. When I am not in class or at work, I enjoy playing volleyball, reading, and throwing pottery on a wheel. OSU is my new home, and I can’t wait to embark on my academic and extracurricular journies here!
My name is Nicole Auvil, and this is my e-Portfilio! You can visit this page to stay updated on what I’m doing around campus and the Columbus area during my time here at The Ohio State University!
I am almost done with the first semester of my freshman year of college. The only obstacle between me and winter break is finals, and I am not as nervous as predicted. At the beginning of the semester, I did very poorly on my first math midterm. I was extremely disappointed in myself; I knew I had to do something different to prepare for the next midterm. I tried some different study methods and kept up with the class and my score on the second midterm definitely reflected my hard work. Now that I know what I need to do to prepare myself for exams, I am confident in my ability to do well on finals. I thoroughly plan on applying this newfound studying knowledge to every class I take in the future and sharing it with my friends if they are struggling in a class. This semester has helped me grow not only academically, but also socially. Volunteering through the Biological Sciences Scholars Program has helped me become more socially aware. Overall, my first semester of college has been an amazing experience!
Global Awareness: Coming to Ohio State from a small suburban high school has truly opened my eyes to many different ideas and cultures. This campus is so large and diverse; I meet someone new almost every day. I love hearing about everyone’ s unique and individual ideas and experiences!
Original Inquiry: One of the main reasons I chose Ohio State is the fact that it is a research university. There is an astoundingly wide variety of research opportunities here, from working in a lab to tracking patterns of people walking in The Oval. Personally, I would like to get a research position in some sort of chemical lab because I love chemistry and I have a background working in a cosmetics lab.
Academic Enrichment: Difficult classes go hand and hand with science majors, but that didn’t scare me away. In fact, I love to be challenged by the classes I am taking! The difficult courses offered here at Ohio State have helped me develop a strong work ethic and time management skills.
Leadership Development: Because Ohio State has such a vast abundance of clubs and activities, I think it would be nearly impossible to not find a leadership opportunity during my undergrad experience! I thoroughly plan on joining a few clubs that are meaningful to me, and I will hopefully gain leadership roles in them in future years!
Service Engagement: Community service was a huge part of my life in high school, specifically geared towards environmental causes. I don’t intend to change that now that I’m at college. I would like to see myself branch out and start volunteering with children or helping people in a more direct way. Columbus has been such an amazing environment for me to live in so far, so I think it is only fair for me to give back and help make Columbus a great place for everyone.
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