In 7th grade, a group composed of myself and two of my peers entered a state wide science competition known as ecybermission. The point of the program was for different age groups to compete to do the best research pertaining to relevantly influencing society in a positive way. Even though our team only received an honorable mention at the region wide level of the competition, we received the first place award in the state of Ohio. Our group researched the different conditions under which a biodegradable plastic, PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates), biodegraded and at what rate. This research done to test the viability of PHA in producing medical equipment in order to minimize waste pertaining to disposable tools like gloves, syringes, blood bags, and other single use waste.
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Global Awareness: I am very interested in studying abroad at least once during my academic career, as I’m not only interested in travel but the general culture and history of several European an Latin-american countries. The most notable of which being Spain and Italy, both of which I would love to study at for a summer semester and am openly seeking opportunities to do such. The most enticing opportunity currently is an option to study at the biological sciences college in Spain, which focused on research and development.
Original Inquiry: With such a wide berth of research opportunities available at OSU, it is hard to pin down one lab to do research in. Being interested in a future career in nanotechnology, my current goal is to get into a research situation that has something to do with the development, design, or implementation of nanotechnology.
Academic Enrichment: As as BME major with a heavy interest in nanotechnology, I am sure that increasingly advanced math, biology, chemistry, and branches of computer technology are definitely in my future.
Leadership Development: As a affluent scholar, it is hard not to act as a leader in a traditional learning environment, and I always offer my assistance to others in their studies when I am able. With my multiple clubs, the list of which will evolve as I become a more established student and individual, will offer leadership roles as my position in those organizations becomes more instated.
Service Engagement: While I have yet to partake in any service activities yet, I am excited to become more involved and influential in my community as opportunities to give back continue to present themselves. With the scholars organization’s I am currently enrolled in help, I am sure more than my fair share of service opportunities will be under my belt by the time I become a functional member of the working world.
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My name is Timothy Kalmar, and I am a new student at the Ohio State university studying Biomedical Engineering. Being innately partial to math, sciences, and medicine, biomedical engineering was the natural choice because it encompassed all of the subjects I found interesting. My current goal is to enter graduate school for nanotechnology after receiving my undergraduate degree in Biomedical engineering. But when I’m not busy with my studies, I am a huge fan of exercise and managing my nutrition, as well as offering advise to others on the topic. I am currently participating in the boxing club and Pre-med club; boxing being an unwind and fitness outlet, while Pre-med club is something that I’m using to help gauge whether or not medical school would be an option that I would like to peruse in addition to graduate school. I’m sure that the ample opportunities for involvement and development available at the Ohio State University will help me in securing a better idea of what the next step in my academic and eventual working career will look like.