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Freshman year of college was not in any sense dull or predictable. There was a lot of ups and downs, and memories and friendships made that I will cherish forever. Most importantly though my first year of college has without question began to shape who I am as an adult. I’ve had independence before, to a degree. But this was truly the first time in my life where I was completely on my own, to make my own decisions. Going through this, finding what works for me, how I am most productive, and most importantly learning from my mistakes, has helped me begin to learn how to function in the real world as an adult. This year of trial and error, of self thinking has helped me realize my strengths of independent research and focus, and my downfalls such as the distraction of socialization. All in all my first year here at OSU has prepared me to function more productively throughout my final three.
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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.]
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The following is an image of my model from my third and final freshman year studio project. I really enjoyed this project, and also feel like it reflects my academic interests well. I was able to express my creativity, but at the same time had to think analytically and geometrically in order to maintain balance in the tower. These are the reasons why I chose to study architecture in the first place, and why this was my best project.
My name is Aidan Reinke and I am from Westminster Maryland, a small town just north of Baltimore. I am a very outgoing and social person, and work best with others. I enjoy learning in an open discussion environment where not only the instruction of the professor is heard, but the input of others also allows advancement of my knowledge.