April 28, 2021 at 5:47 pm

Class of 2021 | Madi Moore is First OHIO Honors Program Graduate

Madi Moore, portrait

Madi Moore

Excerpted from Ohio University News

Before Madi Moore set foot on Ohio University’s campus as a biochemistry major in the first full cohort of the OHIO Honors Program in fall 2019, she had earned two associate’s degrees. That previous coursework, completed during her last two years of high school through the College Credit Plus program, set Moore on a path to complete her bachelor’s degree at OHIO in only two years, becoming the first OHIO Honors Program graduate.

“Being able to take my general chemistry and biology courses early really helped me to develop my interest and find a passion for it,” Moore said. “This just happened to put me ahead at OHIO, and with some careful scheduling, I am managing to complete my degree requirements in two years here.”

Even though her OHIO experience was interrupted by COVID-19, Moore made the most of her time here. The curricular and co-curricular requirements of OHIO Honors Program created opportunities for her to implement a peer mentoring program, pledge a professional fraternity, and conduct research on molecularly imprinted polymers in Dr. Katherine Cimatu’s physical chemistry lab

Next year Moore will be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in biochemistry at Ohio State University, a path inspired by the research group she worked with as an undergraduate.

“The Cimatu group has really helped to shape my outlook on my career path. Having serious research experience and observing other graduate students do work on a project they are passionate about really inspired me to apply for Ph.D. programs and think about working in R&D someday.”

Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service.

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