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.]

G.O.A.L.S.

[ “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: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. 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

[“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

Green Engineering Project Presentation – Colony Collapse Disorder

For the GES Project, my group and I researched the Colony Collapse Disorder in bees. I learned that CCD is an ongoing issue in the world of bees, and new and improved technology is being invented to prevent the extinction of bees. I gained a lot of knowledge from this project, especially in terms of utilizing credible sources. Journal articles were something that I was unfamiliar with before taking part in this project, and now I am aware of where to find them, how to read through them quickly to grasp significant information, and how to create an annotated bibliography based on what I read. This project was very useful to me, as I got more experience in working with a group of people. Working in teams helps me learn the material a lot better, as there are the other group members who can explain certain ideas to me if I need help. Likewise, explaining concepts to others proves to me that I have fully understood the project topic.

About Me

headshotMy name is Sneha Rajagopal, I am from Cincinnati, Ohio, and I am a freshman at The Ohio State University. I began college an Engineering (Undecided) major, however I am now working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Systems and Engineering. In high school, some of my strengths included solving problems and working with teams, especially in my science courses. These skills are greatly used in the world of Engineering. I have been able to apply what I have learned in high school to my classes in college so far. I hope to take part in multiple internship opportunities during the summers between my years in college. After graduating, I intend to find a job and begin to work in the industry right after college.