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About Me

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Year in Review

Reflection on the G.O.A.L.S.

  1. Global Awareness:  In order to foster my understanding of the different people and cultures of the world, I plan to participate in a study abroad program during the summer of 2018.  I will travel to Indonesia on a faculty-led trip, and learn about how tourism affects the culture of local communities.  In this program I will learn to connect to those that are different from me by finding the characteristics that we share and celebrating our differences.  Through this experience, I will become a more well-rounded individual and better prepared to engage with the diverse students and faculty at Ohio State.
  2. Original Inquiry:  I am interested in continuing to graduate school to perform neuroscience research.  Since my first-year at Ohio State, I have been involved at the Vision and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab under Dr. Julie Golomb.  I have learned much about the research process through projects exploring memory, attention, and perception.  Moving into my third-year at Ohio State, I am becoming more involved in the development of research projects.  And ultimately, I plan to carry out a project of my own for my honors thesis.
  3. Academic Enrichment:  I plan to continue to graduate school for neuroscience.  I am particularly interested in neuroprosthetics and brain-machine interfaces.  In order to better understand these topics, I plan to take on a minor in computer science in addition to my major.  Further, as reflected in my honors contract, the General Education courses I have selected reflect my desire to better understand the people I may work with on future research, as well as understand the implications of research in a potentially controversial field.  As I move forward with my education, I hope to be well informed of its applications, and any possible setbacks.
  4. Leadership Development:  I am involved in the Journal of Undergraduate Research at Ohio State (JUROS).  Through this student organization, I edit manuscripts of undergraduate work for publication, and help prepare university-wide events aiming to foster the research and creative inquiry community.  As part of the Events Committee, I have learned about networking, requesting sponsorships, and other skills involved in planning events.  These skills will be essential as I move forward in my career – in connecting with leaders in the field of neuroscience, gaining exposure to research writing, and understanding how to request research funding.
  5. Service Engagement:  Through my involvement in JUROS, I aim to create more opportunities to connect the research community at Ohio State.  We are a nonprofit organization, so all efforts are to provide opportunities to undergraduate students.  Further, I have taken in part in various service events in the post two years, including Community Commitment in the fall.  In the following two years, I plan to continue to do the same and give back to the Columbus community.


[ “G.O.A.L.S.” is a place where students write about how their planned, current, and future activities may fit into the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S.: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement. For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.

Global Awareness: Students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences. For example, consider course work, study abroad, involvement in cultural organizations or activities, etc .
Original Inquiry: Honors & Scholars students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. For example, consider research, creative productions or performances, advanced course work, etc.
Academic Enrichment: Honors & Scholars students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom.
Leadership Development: Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.
Service Engagement: Honors & Scholars students commit to service to the community.]


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