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.

Year in Review

This past semester has been both stressful and exciting. Of course, the stress came from classes and transitioning from living at home to being on my own. I think I adapted very well and I love being so independent now. College has also been very exciting from meeting new people and making new friends to having new experiences. Overall, I think I’ve grown as a person by becoming more independent and I can’t wait to face next semester’s challenges.