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: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


[ “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: 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.]


[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: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

About Me

Chase Byington is a 1st year student studying Neuroscience on the pre-med track, and he is a member of the Health Science Scholars. His interests fall upon not only the anatomy of the human brain, but the psychology of it too. He wants to know both how and why the human brain works the way it does. He wants to work to understand human suffering so he can better help to mitigate it’s negative effects, because we can’t always (and sometimes shouldn’t) avoid painful experiences, but we can work to understand their effects on our psyche. And in that process, we can learn from our pain and use it to help us grow. Chase thinks that, as a doctor, being emotionally supportive and guiding is just as important as a medical diagnosis. When not in class, he enjoys listening to chill-hop music, reading a good novel, and writing poetry that I share at poetry slams. If you have any questions to ask Chase, feel free to contact him.