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Mitchell Lazarow

Sophomore, Atmospheric Science

In April 2019, Mitchell Lazarow, a sophomore atmospheric sciences major, was announced as one of Ohio State's 150 Sesquicentennial Scholars — 32 of which are in the Arts and Sciences. The Sesquicentennial Student Leader Scholarship program aims to increase access and affordability, as well as recognize students’ academic and non-academic accomplishments and diverse interests.

Why did you choose your major?

I always knew I wanted to go into the weather field. There is just something so fascinating about the atmosphere and its complexity that it drives my passion to understand it.

What does being a Sesquicentennial Scholar mean to you?

Being a Sesquicentennial Scholar is about representing the past, present and future of the university. It is about honoring past traditions and forging new ones. Being chosen for this program has allowed me to represent my peers as an ambassador for the university and show the world what it means to be a Buckeye.

Explain what you love about being the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio State.

Being in the College of Arts and Sciences fulfills my hunger for knowledge about the world around us while also allowing me to express myself and my passions I have worked on for countless hours, such as Men's Glee Club through the School of Music. It is the largest college on campus, so the wide range of disciplines are fascinating to me, and the people I have met here have helped mold me into who I am today.

How do you hope to inspire the next generation?

I hope to show the next generation that there is nothing wrong with being interested and passionate about multiple things, no matter how unrelated. Although I plan on exploring the atmosphere and the forces that drive it in the future, I hope to keep music as a core value, because it gives me a chance to use the more subjective side of my abilities. Having multiple things you are good at just increases your potential to make an impact on the world.