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2024 COF Annual Showcase Highlights

March 8, 2024

2024 COF Annual Showcase Highlights

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The Ohio State University Choose Ohio First (COF) scholars Karierah Humphrey (IBE-Transfer), Olivia Maynard (EFC), and Brett Warner (IBE-Transfer) attended to the Ohio Statehouse on February 29, 2024 to be part of the COF 2024 Annual Showcase. This event is a celebration of the scholars and COF scholarship programs across Ohio. Scholars have an opportunity to display and discuss research, academic projects, and work-based learning experiences they have had during their time as a COF Scholar. The Showcase gives scholars recipients firsthand experience in conference-style presentations and allows them to network with General Assembly members, state officials, and business leaders (Ohio Department of Higher Education, 2024). The Ohio House of Science and Engineering (OHSE) is pleased to report that two of our COF scholars at Ohio State presented their work-based learning experiences during Showcase poster presentation session. 

According to the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the 2024 COF Scholar Showcase was a resounding success, drawing attention and praise from the wider educational community. The event featured a diverse array of innovative research and projects from bright minds across the state, underscoring the significant impact of our state's investment in the future of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, (STEM). This achievement was highlighted in the Higher Ed Highlights, specifically in Episode 189, which celebrated Ohio's dedication to advancing STEM education. This footage is available for public viewing on YouTube: Higher Ed Highlights: Episode 189 - Showcasing Ohio’s STEM Scholars

Ohio State and OHSE are very proud of Karierah, Olivia, and Brett accomplishments. Click the following boxes to learn more about Karierah's and Olivia's work-based learning experiences.

Karierah Humphrey is a third year Choose Ohio First (COF) Advancing an Inclusive Biotech Economy in Ohio (IBEO-Transfer) scholar majoring in Biology at The Ohio State University with an increased goal of working in healthcare. Her presentation entitled Quality Assurance for Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Studies was a product of a work-based learning experience she completed with Dr. Kim Cecil through University of Cincinnati’s (UC) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Neuroscience program in their radiology department. 


Karierah Humphrey by poster presentation 1

Karierah's biography: https://ohse.osu.edu/events/cofs-cir-chat-session-karierah-humphrey

Olivia Maynard is a third year Excellence in Computing Fellowship (EFC) Choose Ohio First scholar at Ohio State University, with a Computer Science and Engineering major and Astronomy/Astrophysics minor.  Her presentation entitled Plane-Planet Scattering: A Potential Explanation for Unusual A(Li) Values in Exoplanetary Hot Jupiter Systems was a product of a work-based learning experience she completed in a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Summer 2023 at Michigan State University using their supercomputer to work on original research studies.


Olivia Maynard by poster presentation 1

Olivia's biography: https://ohse.osu.edu/events/cofs-cir-chat-session-olivia-maynard