[The Home Page will show a running blog of your recent posts, which are categorized and show on that category’s page. Please delete this post or edit with your own information.]
[ “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.” 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” 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.]
I am from a small neighborhood located in the downtown area of Lexington, KY. I attended a traditional high school for my freshman and sophomore years of high school, before transitioning to a math and science focused high school, the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, for junior and senior year. While attending the Gatton Academy, I was able to take a wide variety of undergraduate level math and science courses through the Western Kentucky University. I also had the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research in the field of biophysics. I worked under the mentorship of Dr. Sanju Gupta, within the WKU Department of Physics and Astronomy, to investigate the electrochemical properties of graphene quantum dots. This project lasted for three semesters, and from that experience, I learned how to operate an atomic force microscope and scanning electron microscope. I also was able to present our research findings at three conferences.
I am currently undecided within the College of Engineering, and I am interested in either Industrial and Systems engineering, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering. Looking forward, I would one day like to work in either the field of city and regional planning, the field of environmental conservation, or the field of technology.
I have enjoyed the time I have spent at OSU so far, and I am excited to delve deeper into the field of engineering.