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Two weekends ago, I volunteered with STEM Outreach at Super Stem Saturday at Worthington Mall. Although I had no clue what I was doing, it was easy to pick up knowledge about the miniature electrical engineering projects we had to show kids.

My favorite one was the “jumping jack”, where two pieces of copper wire and a battery were used to create a magnet with two pieces being the same polarity, causing one piece of the copper wire to jump off!OSU Engineering 5.jpg

I have social anxiety and children don’t help it, but I tried my best to explain how things worked. It was a good use of a rainy Saturday and it was nice seeing young kids being interested in STEM related things.

 

 

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.]

Artifact 1

I think one of the most important things that has happened to me so far is my realization that I don’t like my major — and that’s okay. In my chemistry class, I vary between complete disinterest and  confusion, so I have decided to explore other options. I have really been enjoying my engineering class and my precalculus class, so I have been looking for a major that better suits my interests. So far, CSE (Computer science engineering) has been on the top of my mind. When I was a kid, I had a blog of a sort that I wrote HTML for the pages, and I played a game that you could create games with Lua script. I have also been enjoying writing MATLAB code. I know that I am probably really uninformed about this major, but as far as I know, as long as I stay in the engineering field, most of my classes will transfer over, so I could also change my major again if I really don’t like it.

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, but I am most likely going to change it to Computer Science and Engineering (CSE). 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 earn an internship.