[“Career” is where you can collect information about your experiences and skills that will apply to your future career.  Like your resume, this is information that will evolve over time and should be continually updated.   For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


For our group presentation, we researched the use of GMOs in trees. Trees are used to create goods and to generate power, but they are not a resource that is quickly replenished. Therefore, scientists are looking into using different genetic modifications to alter the trees that would allow them to be commonly used as a resource without a fear of deforestation. Currently, trees can have a variety of different modifications, including a faster growing rate and herbicide resistance. However, the use of GMOs also generally comes with a negative effect on the environment, whether it be immediate or long term damage. I learned that there are many possible ways to modify trees in ways that seem simple, but that the consequences of the changes must also be considered. I have learned to look at the bigger picture rather than focusing on only one small aspect of a problem. In the case of the GMOs in trees, I saw that while scientists have made a lot of progress, there is still a lot of work to be done before the modifications can be truly successful.

About Me

My name is Annie Bosken and I am a first year student at The Ohio State University, and I am interested in studying material science engineering. I first planned on majoring in chemical engineering, but was introduced to materials by my sister when she let me tour the company she worked for that sold material testing equipment, and I have been interested in it ever since. I have always enjoyed math and science classes, especially chemistry and physics, and material science engineering seems like a great way to combine all of those topics. My father is also an engineer, as well as many other people in my family, and so I have grown up learning about all the different things that engineering can include. In the future I hope to work in a more hands-on setting, whether it be in a laboratory or on a work site.

Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


[ “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.]