G.O.A.L.S is a huge part of being in Honors and Scholars and it has the ability to go beyond our University lives into the real world where problems are being solved every day. Honors and Scholars programs are meant to encourage students to thrive through the different aspects of G.O.A.L.S. G.O.A.L.S stands for Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement; and each of these aspects of Honors and Scholars are important in furthering students to succeed in their desired fields. These facets help students have to opportunities advance at Ohio State and into the World.

Although all of the aspects of G.O.A.L.S are important the two that are most applicable for my time as a student at Ohio State and my Future work experiences would be Original Inquiry and Academic Enrichment. As an Atmospheric Science major one of my main priorities will be researching weather patterns and examining data. This requires a lot of Original Inquiry and for me to find research positions in my undergraduate career is key in helping me further my goal. One main aspect of Original Inquiry is the desire to understand and learn more about your field of study. As I grow to learn more about Atmospheric Science I want to unfold mysterious about our weather patterns. The other aspect that will follow me through my time as an undergraduate student to my future endeavors is Academic Enrichment. One of my main priorities as a student is that I want to be challenged in my studies so that I am able to learn the most amount of information about my field. Academics follow you throughout your entire life not just at college because there is always something more to learn. Being challenged in my studies will allow me to achieve academic excellence beyond my studies into the real world.

There are many ways in which I will be able to incorporate all the aspect of G.O.A.L.S into my life in the future. But some ways in which Academic enrichment and Original Inquiry will be implemented in the next year will be by interviewing and talking to professors about their personal experience in order to learn more about the process. Throughout my four years at Ohio State I hope to be able to get an internship at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center to help Professors with their original inquiry and through that find my own original inquiry and what I am truly passionate about in Atmospheric Science. Overall Original Inquiry and Academic enrichment will allow me the opportunities to succeed as an Atmospheric Scientist.


There are many opportunities that Ohio State has to offer for people who are looking to get involved in things that they are passionate about. One of the great opportunities is in the Planetarium that is located in Smith Laboratory. They take people up to the stars and show them the Universe and all its beauty. So when I heard of the event they were hosting on Thursday October 19th called, “Hidden Treasures: Autumn Skies” I knew I wanted to attend.

The presentation at the planetarium taught me many aspects about our Solar System and Universe as a whole that I was not previously aware of. We were able to look at all of the stars in our Solar System and see the timeless scene that are the constellations. The Presenter took us through the stories behind each constellations that were made up thousands of years ago by the Ancient Greeks; these stories shined a new light on the stars in our solar system. Although I learned a lot about our Solar System the presenter also took us beyond the Milky Way Galaxy into the rest of the Universe. He showed us stars and planets that were millions of light years away so that we were literally looking into the past. This night only grew my passion for astronomy and has inspired me to think about pursuing a minor in it. Overall the event increased my passion and love not just for our own Milky Way Galaxy, but for the millions of galaxies in the Universe that have yet to be discovered.