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.]


When I was a little kid I went to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry with my parents, and one of the Souvenirs that we got was a custom-made gyroscope, called a ‘Gravitron’. I think that an artifact that most resembles my academic career would be the custom gyroscope that I got when I was little, because it finds balance again even when it is knocked off balance, and keeps going no matter how it is held. It can be put on its side, or upside down, and the gyroscope will still keep working and re-stabilizing itself.





During my first semester here one of the events that had the longest lasting impact was the trip to the corn maze. The trip was only a few hours, but it featured getting lost in a corn maze, playing tug of war, dodgeball, and shooting a high pressure corn cannon. This was a fun bonding experience with some pretty good friends.

About Me


My name is Storm Wojcik, and throughout my High School Career I was involved in a lot of high school bands, but I was always much more interested in the field of Engineering. My favorite classes have been math and science for as long as I can remember, and my junior and senior years I took physics and chemistry to prepare me for going into Engineering.

Now that I made it here and into the pre-major of my choice, I am interested in exploring the opportunities, clubs, and activities offered by such a large school to pursue my interests. I did a bit of my own research on Material Science Engineering before I chose my major, but I do not know what I want to specify in yet. I think that the Humanitarian Engineering Scholars program is a good way to not only get out and see the community, but to really encourage me to design and improve on what I find through service to the community.


My Top 5 Strengths:

  1. Adaptability
  2. Relator
  3. Restorative
  4. Ideation
  5. Strategic