Bug Field Research

Through Biological Scholars I was able to embark on my first trip for a bug field research. Our objective was to collect little black bugs in a Ohio gorge for Dr. Chordas Field Research. It gave me the opportunity to see a bit more of the hands on aspect of a research experiment. Although, I personally did not have much success collecting the little black bugs, I was still able to learn more about them and Dr. Chordas work. Furthermore, I was able to successfully help another student capture a grasshopper for his work as well. This opportunity gave me an insight to other fields within biology, conquer my fear of bugs, experience research outside the lab, and meet new people.

First Midterm Exam

My artifact is my first college midterm exam from my College Algebra 1148 class. I prepared a lot for this exam, but due to my inexperience with taking time tests I did not finish in time. Afterwards, I was nervous about the results. I knew I didn’t do horrible, yet I was unsatisfied knowing I could’ve done better had I at least finished my exam. Nonetheless I was able to get an 87 which is equivalent to an A- in this course. I’m happy with this grade, but I am not completely satisfied. In the future I want to feel confident when I finish my exam and I want to know that I gave it my best shot. More than anything I want to finish all my future exams, so that no matter what I am able to at least attempt to gain points with ever question and/or problem. I need to challenge myself not only while taking my exam, but when I am preparing for it as well. From now on when I take practice exams I’m going to continue to ensure I understand all the material covered, and I am going to time myself in the appropriate manner to my future exam. Although I had a decent exam outcome, my first midterm is personal reminder to challenge and time myself, while preparing for exams. Thus, I can excel in my classes and advance towards a successful college career.

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.]


Global Awareness: I hope to gain a better understanding of others diverse cultures through studying abroad and reading more about the lives of people in other cultures through their perspective. I studied abroad in high school for two weeks and was involved win an Immersion program in which we discussed issues within Latin American cultures. I hope to study abroad in Spain again, in a new part during one summer while here at OSU.

Original Inquiry: I want to get involved with research programs, and get hands on experience. I’m not completely sure what research I want to get involved in. I just know I want to do it within my sophomore year. I also want to shadow at hospital, and gain more knowledge of what working in a hospital will actually be like. Through original inquiry I hope to gain better knowledge of the scientific process and the functions within a hospital.

Academic Enrichment: OSU is the prefect place for me to gain academic enrichment. I am doubling majoring in Spanish and Biology with pre-med. I believe that crunching the classes and a rigorous routine will allow me to flourish in knowledge and eventually I will be able to combine my two majors to help people.

Leadership Development: I am beginning to redevelop my leadership roles on campus. I am currently in a PASS program and I hope to be a mentor next semester. I am also involved with a student led Ladies of Leadership program in which I am currently a mentee. Next year I hope to become a mentor and help freshmen get better acquainted with the campus.

Service Engagement: I’m really passionate about getting involved with volunteering at a hospital within Columbus.


[“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.]


[Artifacts are the items you consider to be representative of your academic interests and achievements. For each entry, include both an artifact and a detailed annotation.  An annotation is a reflective description of the artifact that attempts to communicate its significance.  For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

I’m Lou! I’m a Freshman at OSU. I am a Biological Scholars student. I am double majoring in Biology and Spanish with pre-med intent. I’m a sports fanatic, but I mostly play basketball and soccer. I enjoy messing around on my ukulele and guitars. I’m outgoing and talkative, and I love meeting new people. I have a passion for learning new cultures. I’m also a sugar addict with no desire to change my ways.