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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email 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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email 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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

Student Organizations

Last Thursday I attended the Biomedical Engineering Society meeting. This club sparked my interest at the student involvement fair because I thought it would be very beneficial to me as a pre-biomedical engineering major. I feel certain that I want to pursue biomedical engineering, however, I thought this club would help me solidify my plan by providing advice and insight on the major and career. I went alone to this meeting and was nervous at first, however, we were put into “families” and I instantly met three people who all had similar interests as me. With our families, we participated in three competitions including engineering a marshmallow tower and using teamwork to keep balloons from hitting the ground. It was a very fun experience and I got to learn more about the club and the fun plans that are set for this semester. Since this club is only once every two weeks, I am not concerned with the club becoming a conflict. I plan to get my homework done during my breaks throughout the day so that I will be able to attend meetings in the future. The leaders of this club initially were introduced to me during my survey class a week before this meeting. Their exciting attitudes towards the club and the events that they described made me immediately want to join the club. At the meeting, the leaders carried the same energy as in my survey class and made the environment fun and comfortable right off the bat. Their use of making small families for the semester bonded the group right away and I now feel excited to go to the next meeting due to the way they planned and carried out the meeting. Due to the fun attitudes of the leaders, I could see myself enjoying a position as a leader in the upcoming years. I would like the opportunity to help show students about biomedical engineering in order to help them with their plans, just as I hope this organization will do for me. I am attending a Society of Women in Engineering this upcoming Thursday, as well as play in my first intramural soccer game right afterward. Two weeks ago, my team participated in a practice game. I had a great time meeting my teammates and a hard time getting used to playing soccer with very fast boys. This game made me excited for the season because I miss participating in sports as I have my whole life and now I no longer have to miss it. I don’t feel the need to create a new club because there are more than enough student organizations that I find interesting; I wish I had more time so that I could attend more student organizations. I admittedly felt overwhelmed at the student involvement fair due to the hundreds of tables that covered the oval with different clubs. After walking around, I realized that I am grateful to go to such a big school due to the endless opportunities that it provides me I believe that anyone at could find a student organization that is interesting to them, and this is a unique attribute that only large universities can provide. 

About Me

Hi! I am Hannah Mullany, I was born in Munich, Germany and grew up in Chicago. Germany has been important to my family since we’ve lived there. We have returned to see our old home and I am grateful to have grown up learning about the German culture and meeting people with different backgrounds from me. I took German classes outside of school until middle school and then began to take classes at school through high school. Unfortunately, my class schedule does not permit me to take a German course at this time, however, I hope to study abroad and take a German course in the future to continue to learn about the German culture. Traveling has been a big part of my life and I am excited to explore new places on my own while studying abroad to broaden my horizons. I am pursuing Biomedical Engineering for my major and hope to possibly further my education in graduate school. For my career, I am unsure of the specific route that I would like to take, but I am interested in working in a lab to solve medical issues. I hope to get a research opportunity in the near future to help me explore possible career choices. At the Ohio State University, I joined the Biomedical Engineering Society and Society of Women Engineers to help me carry through my career plans. For fun, I play intramural soccer to get involved in the school and to continue playing the sport that I love and have played since kindergarten. Skiing is another one of my favorite sports and I hope to go on trips with student organizations this winter. I also have played piano since I was six and hope to continue practicing that skill throughout my life. My family consists of my parents, two older sisters, one younger sister, and my dog Brodie. Growing up with older sisters as a guide has helped me be more confident in trying new things as well as showed me that I want to follow their example. Having a younger sister has given me the responsibility to lead by example and to watch out for her. I am grateful for this because I have learned how to take care of my reputation and to be responsible. Running is very important to me and was introduced to me by my father. My dad has run every morning for years and has inspired me to pursue it as well. My sophomore year of high school I joined cross country and continued the sport through my senior year. After the first season, I had a desire to run more and signed up for the Chicago Rock and Roll Half Marathon. After training all summer I ran the 13.1 miles with my best friend and my dad. It felt amazing to work towards a goal and accomplish something that I was not certain I could finish. The following two summers we ran it again and brought my mom, two of my sisters, and my neighbor with. This is a brief overview of my life; I am excited to see how the Ohio State University contributes to it. Go Bucks!