Get to know me

Good morning everyone! My name is Ryan Wilson and I am a first year, coming from Chantilly Virginia, about 15 miles outside of our Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC.  I’ve had the unique benefit of attending one of the most challenging and diverse high schools in the country (GO CHARGERS!).  I am incredibly thankful for all of the opportunities and the available resources available at CHS.  I took 9 AP level courses while at Chantilly High School and graduated as a National Scholar, with 7 special recognition club honors.  I worked hard to maintain my grades in school as well as working hard in the community, which I intend to continue at OSU!

As an active volunteer in my church, I taught Sunday School, fed the homeless and participated in mission trips.  I also volunteer with our US Veterans in the the Honor Flight Program, where veterans from all over the country are flown into Washington, DC to be given a tour of the monuments in honor of their service.  It is an extremely worthy cause and one which I have dedicated many hours to supporting.

As an incoming freshman I am extremely excited to be part of the Biological Science Scholars program! I cannot wait to meet other passionate students who share my interest in biology related subjects. Living with this group will foster such amazing community, and hopefully make the transition to the University smoother. The classes I am enrolled in are focused on science that has always interested me. Specifically, biology with a genetics focus has peaked my curiosity. The research opportunities at OSU and small specialized classes drew me to The Ohio State.

I believe that my time at OSU will assist me in achieving my goal of becoming a genetics researcher, where I am confident that I can do some good, whether it be contributing to the pursuit of curing cancer, exploring emerging technology,  or understanding complex brain function disorders (ie. autism).  I hope to find interesting students who are willing to engage in academic discussion inside the classroom as well as form concrete friendships with them outside the academic sphere! I can’t wait to see what OSU holds for me!


Year in Review

[ “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: 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: 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: 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: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

[Your “About Me” is an introduction and should provide insight into who you are as a person and a learner.  This should include a picture of you that is appropriate in a professional/academic context. This information should be continually updated.  For more information, go to:  Delete these instructions and add your own post.]