I chose to be a Biological Science Scholar after applying for The Ohio State University for three main reasons. The first includes the Biological Science Scholars overall strive for success. The BioSci scholar members contain a strong personality and a passion for science. I knew that I wanted to be a part of this environment. Second, I knew this scholars group would prepare me for career opportunities, such as research and meeting with faculty. Finally, through BioSci I was able to participate in service and community events that helped me to grow closer to fellow members and allowed me to grow as a character.
Global Awareness: One characteristic of mine that has grown through the Biological Science Scholars program is being open-minded. In this program I was able to meet students coming from different backgrounds, tour research labs and interact with faculty, and be informed about study abroad opportunities. I know this strong characteristic will help me fulfill my Resident Advisor position for the year of 2016-2017.
Original Inquiry: One component of the Biological Science Scholars program that excelled was the highlight of importance of research. This program encouraged me to engage 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, the variety of research lab tours and the research panel from past undergraduate BioSci scholars.
Academic Enrichment: In school I have always worked my hardest to push myself and partake in challenging courses. Being a Scholar students, I feel that this program creates a proportional balance between the pursuit of academic excellence through rigorous curricular experience in the classroom and beyond the university.
Leadership Development: Leadership positions and being involved are both important aspects in my life. Currently, other than BioSci, I am a member of the OSU Ski and Snowboard Team and hold the social chair position for the Arts and Science Student Council Organization. The Scholars program has helped me developed leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, and in my co-curricular activities. This summer I will be volunteering in a cancer research lab located in the Biomedical Research Tower.
Service Engagement: One aspect of the Biological Science Scholars program that I enjoy are the vast and diverse service opportunities presented. A couple volunteer experiences I took part in was the Free Physicians Clinic in downtown Columbus, volunteering for the Hot Chocolate 5K, and volunteering for the American Red Cross.