Sophomore Year Reflection on the G.O.A.L.S.

Global Awareness: I think have done a good job of meeting, getting to know, and befriending people from cultures that are different than my own. In this way, I am getting a sense of what it is like in different parts of Ohio, the United States, and even the world. I would like to continue to get to know people within my classes because I think that everyone has something new they can offer, even if we may all share the same major. I have had the opportunity to have a roommate from South Korea which is really an interesting experience and has changed how I view the larger world. I will also broaden my world view through the completion of Italian as my foreign language requirement.

Original Inquiry: In Chemistry 1920H and Chemistry 2210H I have taken part in research projects. In 1920H we used perovskites to make solar cells and in 2210H we developed paper-based analytical devices for the detection of lead in drinking water. I am hoping to get into research of some sort either this summer or next semester. That will be a large way in which I can further work towards this goal. I will also be taking more advanced labs as part of my future coursework which will provide a further understanding into the research process.

Academic Enrichment: My Honors Contract consists of many challenging courses across multiple disciplines. Of the 128 total hours, 55 of them will consist of upper level courses. I believe that my planned coursework will prepare me well for taking the MCAT in Spring 2020 and progressing onto medical school after that. I chose the chemistry major because I find chemistry enjoyable and also because I felt as though the BS could adequately challenge me mathematically, since engineering was a field I considered when first thinking about college. I think that my GE courses reflect my interests in science and in medicine, as well as my eagerness to just learn something new. I think my intended coursework will push me towards excellence and really achieving my goals of medical school and beyond.

Leadership Development: I am a member of Health Points, Volunteering and Connections, as well as Casual Sports Club. I will also be a peer mentor for the Arts and Sciences Honors Survey class in Autumn 2019. I think the peer mentor program will be a good way for me to assist the incoming freshman and really give them someone to go to if they are unsure of the college process, as I know I was. I also view myself as a leader in class and on group projects by always leading by example and working my hardest.

Service Engagement: I am a member of Health Points club which volunteers time on the weekends to reach out and help in the Columbus community. We volunteer making cards for patients, at the Van Buren Shelter, with Habitat for Humanity, and the Buckeye Food Alliance. While home over breaks I also helped to renovate the house for the new priest at my home church by hanging drywall and redoing the bathroom. I plan to continue volunteering with Health Points while I am a student here at Ohio State because I think it is a good way to give back to the Columbus community after all it has given to me.

Discussion #4

Since entering college I have noticed the greatest change in my social life. I am not a very talkative or outgoing person naturally and so I have a bit of difficulty when meeting new people. Two of my best friends from high school go to a different college and so it felt like I was going to start over in making friends. In this aspect, I think living in the suite style of Lincoln Tower has been beneficial for me. Not only do I have one roommate that I share a living quarters with, I also have nine other suite mates that I live with in some capacity. I get along well with my suite mates and we do different things together like eating together, extracurriculars, watching movies, or just talking whether that be about course work and our majors, current events and different things in the world, or sports and our favorite teams from home. Already I have met new people in my classes, playing soccer on the turf fields, and playing basketball at the RPAC. Coming into college I was nervous if I would be able to form a friendship with anyone because I have a difficult time meeting new people, but now I know that I can meet new people and I have friends on campus that I can turn to in my life. No longer am I stressing the social aspect of talking to new people in college because I have proven to myself that I can do it.

Year in Review

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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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