In order to achieve global awareness, I aim to meet and make friends with people from other places, join clubs that help with global issues, and perhaps even study abroad. In addition, I will be sure to take global studies and diversity courses in order to broaden my perspective on the world and the people around me.

For original inquiry, I plan to participate in a summer internship with a researcher, get involved in some sort of educational club, and, most importantly, ask questions in class while simultaneously studying beyond the scope of the class. It is important to remain forever curious, constantly inquiring and searching for information.

Having a plan for academic enrichment is incredibly important in pursuing a professional interest. For this category I plan to always study and complete all assignments, take challenging courses, and get involved with clubs and study programs.

The world needs leaders, and in order to be a leader to those around me, I will not only lead by example, but I will also listen to everyone’s perspectives in an attempt to be diplomatic and eventually run for a leadership position in a club.

Finally, to remain engaged in service, I plan to continue helping out at the Ronald McDonald house with the swim team, engage in volunteer opportunities, and help tutor others who need help.

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.]


[ “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.]


The swim team went to the Columbus Ronald McDonald house and cooked a meal for the families there. This was a very rewarding as well as fun experience because we got to help those in need while simultaneously bonding as a team. Cooking here was my first collegiate volunteer experience, and I want to continue to do community service similar to this.

About Me

Hi! My name is Nicole Fye, and I am a second-year microbiology major and forensic science minor in the honors program here at OSU. I am from Ashburn, Virginia (just outside D.C.), and I am so excited to be a buckeye! I was drawn to microbiology and forensic science because I have always had a fascination with cells and microorganisms while taking science classes in high school, but I also am interested in law enforcement and want to help fight crime and bring justice to its victims. Therefore, I aspire to someday work in the forensic science field as a pathologist, DNA analyst, or something similar.

For most of my life I have swum competitively, and I now represent Ohio State on the varsity swim team. In addition to swimming, I enjoy giving back to the community through service activities. At the beginning of this school year, I went to the Ronald McDonald house in Columbus with my teammates and helped cook a meal for the families staying there. I am also currently a Peer Mentor for the Honors Arts and Sciences college, where I get to aid in teaching survey classes and help acquaint freshmen with the OSU campus. During my time at Ohio State, I hope to become more involved in activities such as this.

I can’t wait to seize all of the diverse opportunities here at Ohio State! I know that upon graduation, I will be more than ready to take on the world and help others. Through this ePortfolio, I hope to record my experiences in order to see my growth over the next three years and to gain connections in my career field in order to obtain a job or research position.