Praneethkumar (Praneeth) Madhu is a freshmen at the Ohio State University, majoring in neuroscience, and is a part of the Biological Sciences Scholars program. Praneeth loves to try out new things and meet new people.
In High School, he participated in many clubs and extracurricular activities such as Speech and Debate, Key Club, Science Olympiad, Chess Club, and was an officer for the Model United Nations club. As an officer, his duties included the training of the underclassmen and the organization of travel to conferences in Ohio and in other states. He was also very involved in social work, volunteering at Riverside Methodist Hospital, and the Center of Science and Industry. With a few of his friends, he also started a cancer fundraiser called Campaign for Colon Cancer Research (3CR) to help the research efforts at the James Cancer Center. Furthermore, he is an active member of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, one of the largest non-profit, non-governmental organizations in the world that contributes to all aspects of society through awareness and volunteerism. Through these different endeavors, Praneeth has gained a lot of leadership experience and confidence that he hopes to carry throughout his college carrer. Understanding how important such experiences are, he will continue to search for learning opportunities in college. Joining the Biological Sciences Scholars Program was a way for him to find new doors to different organizations and challenges that he can join and take up. He joined the program to connect with people, find new opportunities, and develop essential skills such as leadership, communciation, and time management.
Praneeth is also an avid thinker and enjoys philosophical and theoretical topics all the way from consciousness in plants to the existence of a universal force. He is also currently writing a book called “7” that discusses his opinions through such topics in an interesting story line.
After his undergraduate studies, Praneeth is hoping to go onto medical school to become a neurosurgeon and create a lasting impact on the world.