[ “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.]


Artifact: My first pair of real lab goggles

Experience: General Chemistry Lab for autumn 2017 semester

This artifact represents my first taste of science in college. I have always wanted to go into medicine, I grew up in a family of doctors so medicine seemed to always be my path. I new this would be tough but I am up for the challenge. This artifact is a reminder of why I chose science. I have never been the best at conventional testing, I have always been someone who does best under real life application. Lab allows me to apply what I have learned in a new and exciting way. I can’t say I am always excited for lab but I always understand content so much better after. I feel like I’m right where I am supposed to be with regards to my future.

From my experienced in lab I have learned not to give up on myself. There have been many times over this past semester where I have questioned if I belong in science and if a science major is the right place for me. When I go to lab I am reminded about what I love about science and why it is so fascinating to me. In some ways going to lab, quickly changing into sweatpants in the bathroom right before and putting on lab goggles inspires me to keep going on this science path.

In the future I will remember my first pair of lab goggles. I will remember my first time in a real chemistry lab. It wills serve as a reminder to keep moving forward and pursuing my dreams no matter how challenging my studies get.

About Me

Hello! I’m Sreya, a first year student studying molecular genetics here at the Ohio State University. I was born and raised Dublin, Ohio a suburb 20 minutes out of Columbus. I came to the Ohio State University to pursue a degree in the sciences and hopefully end up as a dermatologist. I am a driven individual with a passion for bettering the lives of others. I hope to do this through the treatment of skin. I also have a strong love of world politics and global issues, this is why I chose to be an IA scholar. Being an IA scholar will allow me to integrate my two passions for science and global affairs.

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.]