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 information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. 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 information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. 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 is a reflective description of the artifact that attempts to communicate its significance.  For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

    Hi! My name is Ben Buehrer and I am a first-year biology student at The Ohio State University and I am also considering a business minor. I am in the Biological Science Scholars Program. I was born in Toledo, Ohio in January of 1999. I lived in a small, rural town outside of Toledo called Delta until seventh grade when I then moved to Powell. This suburb of Columbus represented a very big change in lifestyle and environment for me. This new place would end up shaping me into who I am today while also helping prepare me for other big changes to come. Delta’s size gave me some important small town values, but Powell gave me some of the exposure that I needed while also holding great opportunity for me to succeed.

Being a part of the Olentangy Liberty Baseball program has had a great effect on me. The coaches took great pride in not only furthering our abilities on the field, but also in making us better, more well-rounded men off the field. In my four years in the program I was exposed to some very motivating people and this rubbed off on me as I was the team captain my senior year. The way I approach each day of my life has been greatly impacted by the time I spent in the program.

When making my college decision, I knew it was going to be Ohio State. At Ohio State, the Scholars program was something that was very appealing to me. It offered out-of-classroom enrichment without requiring any honors courses, something that intimidated me as I was entering college. The scholars program also seemed to be a great place to find community and involvement. On top of everything the scholars program had to offer, they also had a program that fit my interest, Biological Science. I found the Bio Sci scholars program at Ohio State to be the perfect thing for me in the perfect place for me.

Although I have a great interest in biology and the sciences in general, I have yet to decide on a specific career path for myself. I have a great interest in the outdoors and I am an avid hunter and fisherman with a great appreciation for nature. Something that gets me outside would be ideal, but I find myself still somewhat far from determining a specific career. However, I feel that the Scholars program will help me figure things out and get me steered in the right direction. I am excited to get started at Ohio State in the Scholars program!

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: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]