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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

G.O.A.L.S.

[ “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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. 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.]

Career

[“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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

Artifacts

[Artifacts are the items you consider to be representative of your academic interests and achievements. For each entry, include both an artifact and a detailed annotation.  An annotation includes both a description of the artifact and a reflection on why it is important to you, what you learned, and what it means for your next steps.  For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

Hi! My name is Emily Breitbach. I am from Norwalk, Ohio. Norwalk is about 20 minutes south of Cedar Point, and halfway between Toledo and Cleveland. I went to Norwalk High School, where I graduated with about 250 other classmates in 2018. In high school, I was involved with marching band, wind ensemble, and orchestra, in which I played trumpet. I also play the piano, and I love baking and my cat Mo. I have also been a barista for about one and a half years, at both Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks.

There’s a tradition in my family where one member of each generation becomes a teacher. My great-grandmother was a teacher, my grandmother was a teacher, and my mother was a teacher. Thankfully, my brother took the hit for me and became a English Education major. Good thing, because I have always liked science. At the moment, my major is Chemical Engineering, and I chose it because originally I wanted to become a pharmacist, but after shadowing a few pharmacists and going to pharmacy camp, I realized I absolutely hated it! I However, I don’t hate chemistry, just interacting with people, so I chose chemical engineering.

Chemistry is a big deal to me because everything is made up of chemicals. From the human body to your cup of coffee, chemistry can be used to study anything and everything, even the feeling you get when you listen to your favorite song. I’m not too dead set in this major, but it’s likely that I will choose something to do with chemistry as my major. I joined STEM Exploration and Engagement because I really would like to explore what major is the best fit for me, and what I can do to change the world (hopefully, for the better).

I hope to get active in clubs that connect my interests to my love of science and further down the road, I hope to participate in undergraduate research and earn an internship.