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: 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: 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: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]



For those who do not recognize this character, this is Jake the Dog from the Cartoon Network show, Adventure Time. This TV show came out around the time I was in 7th grade, and it has been my favorite show ever since. This show was more than just entertainment to me, I recognize this TV show as the start of my “creative side”. What I mean by that is that this show inspired me to create art and stories and helped me embrace my inner self. I credit this show to the strong creative abilities I possess today.


My first semester of college was a first for a lot of things. First time living on my own, first time having to study everyday to pass a class, and my first time reading the Bible and discovering my faith. I have never been a religious person until a new person in my life introduced me to it, and I cannot thank them enough. Discovering my faith has been an awakening experience and I feel as if I am a better person for it.

About Me

My name is Madison Penix, and I am a first-year Biomedical Engineering pre-major. I currently attend The Ohio State University. I take part in the Humanitarian Engineering Scholars program. I enjoy creating art such as portrait drawings and watercolors. I am a hands-on learner as well as a visual learner. Along with having a passion for the visual arts, I also enjoy biological sciences and mathematics. IMG_0257

5 Strength

1. Context- Focuses of cause and effect relationships

2. Harmony- Finds a consensus in a group

3. Significance- Independent

4. Focus- Prioritize, then act

5. Maximizer- Focus on the strengths of oneself and others