Global awareness is the understanding of issues that effect not only the things you experience every day, but the entire world and how it works. Since science is a universal subject, I am looking forward to becoming more globally aware by studying abroad and learning about how other cultures and locations study and approach science.

Original inquiry is using your own mind and thought process to figure out problems and explore theories. I plan to get active with research and use my own thoughts and ideas to figure out concepts and help solve problems.

Academic Engagement is taking initiative and action for the grades you earn, and doing all you can to have the best education possible. Taking on a minor in political science or business will help me to further engage myself in academics, as well as taking challenging courses throughout college.

Leadership is being able to stand out in a crowd of people who are exactly like you. In the future, I hope to be an upperclassman mentor in scholars and hopefully be on the board committee to help plan meetings and events.

Service enrichment is being involved in ways that do not just further yourself, but further other people. After teaching refugee children over the summer at home in Cleveland, I hope to find a similar program in Columbus to help out. Additionally, I would like to volunteer at the Wexner medical center since I am interested in attending medical or dental school.

Scholars Zoo Event

On Sunday September 24th, I was able to attend the scholar’s behind the scenes zoo trip. My special event was the Manatee enclosure, where I got to feed manatees lettuce and learn about their care, feeding habits, and how they are taken care of. Here, I learned how unique and passionate the Columbus Zoo really is. The manatees they take care of are all hurt or orphaned manatees that need help to survive. Before this event, I wasn’t a huge fan of zoos because it seemed as though the animals were pretty sad and inactive in their enclosures. However, after learning about the important rehabilitation of these injured manatees, my opinion about the Columbus Zoo is much better and I fully support what they do!

Year in Review

This semester went faster than I ever could have imagined. Looking back, although it had some twists and turns I am satisfied with my performance academically, socially, and philanthropically. Academically, I finally believe I found a study system that works for me. I had some issues with translating information learned in lecture to questions that would be asked on the test. However, after adjusting to reading textbooks and studying more than I ever had before, I was able to achieve a respectful grade on my last chemistry midterm. Socially, I made a great group of friends that is extremely supportive, hardworking, and of course fun! I was very nervous about making good connections, but now I cannot imagine a better group. I have always enjoyed doing volunteer work, but the experiences volunteering this semester were special. First, through the OWL early arrival program I met many of my friends and had a great time learning about teamwork and the moving process at Ohio State. Additionally, I participated in a Meals on Wheels event. I helped prep a room and food for a special community dinner. This event made me realize how important programs like Meals on Wheels are, and how fortunate I am to be a student at Ohio State and live the life I live. Overall, this first semester of college exceeded my expectations and I am looking forward to continue my education!


[ “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” 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.]

About Me

My name is Margo Bush and I am a freshman in the Biological Sciences Scholars Program at OSU. Rocky River, Ohio is my hometown (near Cleveland) and I am excited to see what Columbus has to offer. I am not entirely sure on what I want to do with me life, but I am very interested in biochemistry so I chose that as my major! I enjoy science classes and experiments and cannot wait to experience the notorious labs and classes of Ohio State. I love being outside and plan to spend my free time running, biking and making new friends….along with lots of studying! Go bucks!