About Me

My name is Amy Verway-Cohen and I am a first year undergraduate student at The Ohio State University. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in chemistry to possibly do research, yet I am still exploring all of my options. I am involved in the Biological Scholars Program and Personality Club here on campus. In my junior year of high school, I had the amazing opportunity to do research in a microbiology lab at OSU with Dr. Charles Bell. During the second half of my junior year and all of my senior year, I did College Credit Plus through my high school and was able to take 40 credit hours worth of college classes on OSU’s campus! In my free time, I love to read, watch movies, go to football games, and play the sport of curling.


During the summer of 2017, I had a job doing laboratory research at OSU that involved DNA recombineering. I learned a lot about DNA and how you can replace specific nucleotides to tell you different things. Through the job, I became a lot more independent since each day I came in, I had figure out what experiments I was conducting.


Global Awareness: students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences.

Original Inquiry: students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. Personally, through opportunities in my high school, I was able to intern at a microbiology lab at OSU during the spring semester of my junior year of high school. I will continue to achieve this goal as I continue to have more experiences in other internships.

Academic Enrichment: students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom. Since I was in a College Credit Plus program during high school, I came into college with 40 credits which means that some of the classes I am taking my first semester are higher level, like my General Chemistry 1220 class. I will continue to achieve this goal as I fulfill my GE’s and major required classes to possibly graduate a year early.

Leadership Development: students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, community, their co-curricular activities, and that prepares them for their future roles in society.

Service Engagement: students will commit to service to the community.