WOW Volunteering Program

This year, I joined the Ohio House of Science and Engineering (OHSE) scholars which helped me get involved into the WOW Volunteering Program. The program takes me and fellow members to local elementary schools where we get to meet with young and excited students. It’s a lot of fun teaching the students about science subjects that they have never been exposed to before and being a positive influence on their educational careers.

Bio-Sci Scholars Event: Zero Waste Volunteering

Before an Ohio State football game on September 16th, I had the opportunity to help the Zero Waste Project. This volunteering opportunity was of interest to me because I love the outdoors, and I am passionate about maintaining a healthy environment. For the day, my group distributed recycling bins to all of the tailgaters outside the stadium. This work helped to recycle a large majority of cardboard, plastic bottles, glass bottles, and aluminum cans that would have otherwise been thrown away. It was great to see that not only the volunteers were supportive of recycling, but also, the tailgaters were very happy that we provided them with bins and some tailgaters even asked for more bins.

Welcome to my Honors & Scholars e-Portfolio

Welcome to my eportfolio page! My name is Chris Meszaros and I am currently a freshman at Ohio State. I am majoring in Chemistry on the pre-med track and plan to pursue a minor that will also benefit my education. Feel free to browse around my page!

Year in Review

When I entered Ohio State, I was surprised to see how difficult it was to live as an independent person. The transition was very overwhelming at first, and I often felt lonely. Once classes started, however, my entire experience changed for the better. I quickly made friends with my peers both inside and outside of my classes. I also got involved in the Ohio House of Science and Engineering where I befriended likeminded individuals that I continue to spend time with and study with before exams. One of the most important things I learned this semester was how to prepare for an exam. By developing this skill, I now know how to manage my time effectively to maximize my education at Ohio State. Overall, I believe my time-management skills as well as the ability to live on my own have both benefited over these past four months which will allow me to continue to improve my individual abilities.

G.O.A.L.S.

 

Global Awareness: Surrounding myself with a diverse population is one of the major reasons I decided to attend Ohio State. I believe that you can learn a lot by surrounding yourself with people from different backgrounds and ethnicities. I plan to possibly do volunteer work abroad in Central America through Ohio State so I can meet and communicate with a new variety of people and learn from them.

Original Inquiry: Research at Ohio State is a great way to get a foot in the door so to speak into all the real life science experiences Ohio State offers. This summer I plan to get involved in research in areas of chemistry and biochemistry while also taking classes at Ohio State.

Academic Enrichment: Ohio State offers me the ability to take rigorous courses so I can challenge myself on a daily basis and advance my educational career. While at Ohio State, I plan to obtain a B.S. degree in chemistry and, I also plan to pursue a minor in potentially pharmaceuticals. I feel that majoring in chemistry will challenge me in the classroom and also prepare me as I plan to apply to competitive medical schools.

Leadership Development: Ohio State provided its students with the ability to be a true leader in society because of all the opportunities it offers and it is my mission to take advantage of these opportunities to become a strong leader. Outside of the classroom, I plan to spend my time being a leader in the community. I am a member of the Ohio House of Science and Engineering at Ohio State. As a member of this program, we travel to local metro schools in Columbus where we have the opportunity to encourage science courses to many of the young adults and children in Columbus. Additionally, I would like to become an active leader in a club here at Ohio State that I am passionate about.

Service Engagement: The best way to give back to the great community of Columbus is through service. I have already helped with the Zero Waste project at Ohio State which does a great job of limiting waste at football games. I also plan to try and volunteer at Riverside to see what it’s like to be in a hospital environment and to see how I can help in anyway.

Artifacts

Being a member of the baseball team at my high school required much more than playing games. Our coach got us actively involved in our community such as participating in toy drives and working baseball camps in the summer to help youth athletes work on their skills. Playing baseball at Lancaster High School taught me to hold myself accountable for my own actions. I learned what it took to be a hard-worker and also present myself as a role-model in my community. The four years of baseball at Lancaster helped shape me into the person I am today.

About Me

Hi! My name is Chris Meszaros and I am from a small suburban town called Lancaster, Ohio. At Ohio State, I am majoring in chemistry and I am a member of the Biological Sciences Scholars Program. Additionally, I am involved in the OHSE Choose Ohio First Program which will give me the opportunity to provide services to local middle schools and high schools in Columbus by promoting science to the schools’ students. Prior to Ohio State, I graduated from Lancaster High School in May, 2017. While in high school, I participated in baseball, football, and track while also holding the role of Treasurer for my high school class for three years. Other clubs I was involved in were Spanish Club and Varsity L Club which provided volunteer work around the community. Outside of school, I enjoy to play sports, exercise, fish, and travel.