[ “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.]
During the last few weeks of my time in high school, all of the physics classes designed and raced boats made solely out of cardboard and duct tape. Generally, these classes split up into groups of two people per boat, but since my tiny AP physics class only had eight people, we decided to make one immense ship to challenge the other students’ boats.
My classmates and I worked tirelessly through lunch and outside of school to go through several designs for our boat, make small-scale models, and research the physical concepts required to keep the boat afloat. Eventually, we gathered up a ridiculous amount of cardboard and duct tape and got to work.
Those numerous hours spent working in my friend’s garage required a copious amount of communication between us all to effectively accomplish our design. The time spent communicating and bouncing ideas off of each other before and during the build strengthened my own ability to cooperate with others to overcome a challenge. These hours paid off in the end and our seemingly ridiculous idea to build an eight person cardboard boat ended up allowing us to beat three other teams’ boats and win the competition! This experience definitely strengthened my team-oriented and communication skills that will be crucial to become a successful engineer.
Tyler Llewellyn is a first year undergraduate student with a selected pre-major in chemical engineering. He is also a part of the Green Engineering Scholars Program to discover options for his future career. Throughout high school, Tyler took several advanced placement courses to grow his understanding of the inner workings of the world that surrounds us all. Some of these courses have included calculus, chemistry, and physics. Using this strong basis for his first year at Ohio State, he aims to form a better engineering mindset and pursue a path that will allow him to aid in the development of an eco-friendly future. When Tyler isn’t in the classroom or singing a song of all of the elements to people, he enjoys playing guitar with his friends and church’s worship team, exercising, and reading random assortments of books.