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.]


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


First Robotics that I participated in during high school is a very important part of my life, and forever will be. The family that was formed in this after school activity made it something that I looked forward to everyday. I was able to use what I learned in the classroom and apply it in this after school program in order to enhance my knowledge on the mechanical aspect of robots. Being a part of this extracurricular activity has made me a better worker, and has made me learn to work much better with a team of people. There is nothing that will replace robotics for me, and it will forever be a very important part of my life.teampic


Another artifact that will forever be in my life is my MY cup. Not only is this a very convenient and good way to stay hydrated, but it also signifies my first year/semester at The Ohio State University. I will always remember my freshman year due to this, as every freshman received one at the same time. It is something I will keep to remind me of the good memories associated with this year, and the future memories I will make.

About Me

Hello! My name is Matthew Gutterman, and I am a first year in the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. I am from a near north suburb of Chicago, and I worked at the Feinburg School of Medicine over the summer. I am on the Biomedical Engineering path, and plan to go to med school following my undergraduate degree. I am a relatively outgoing person, but I like to think of myself as a pretty ambitious person. I work as hard as I can to succeed in everything that I do, which is one of the reasons I chose to go to Ohio State. I am very passionate about sports, but I always put school and work first.


My top 5 strengths are futuristic, achiever, competition, strategic, and arranger. I can see why all of these are in my top five, due to the fact that they describe me well. I constantly find myself looking into the future and trying to plan out my life. Additionally, I always due my best to not just meet expectations, but exceed them. I am very competitive and always try my hardest in everything I do. I think I am strategic because for every new problem I plan out what I will do in an organized way. Lastly, I think I got arranger due to the fact that I like to make things organized and to keep everything in order.