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BIOS Advising and Resource Room

Group photo of 2017-18 BIOS Advising and Resource Room peer advisers

The 2017-18 peer advisers in the BARR

The BIOS Advising and Resource Room (BARR), located in Irvine 109, is open every weekday, Monday through Friday, from 1 p.m. 5 p.m. No appointment is needed and all assistance is free. You can also email brief questions to

The Bios Advising and Resource Room (or the BARR) exists to help science students thrive. It was created to assist students in introductory biology and to help first-year students adjust to and learn about Ohio University. It’s been expanded to help students of all years and all science-related majors.

The BARR is staffed by upperclass peer advisers who have proven themselves capable in science and beyond. What can they do for you?

  • Help with science coursework
  • Advice on time management and study skills
  • Insights into research, internships, and campus jobs
  • Peer perspectives on scheduling and advising
  • Assistance navigating online resources (from Blackboard to DARS)
  • Guidance on connecting with faculty and campus resources
  • Information on student organizations
  • A chance to discuss future plans with an upperclassman peer who has been in your shoes

Spring 2018 BARR Schedule

Monday 1-3 p.m. — Danielle Stakes

Monday 3-5 p.m. — Taylor Woodyard

Tuesday 1-3 p.m. — Haley Van Voorhis

Tuesday 3-5 p.m. — Jacob Dickman

Wednesday 1-3 p.m. — Emerson Milam

Wednesday 3-5 p.m. — Seth Cones

Thursday 1-3 p.m. — Sal Gomez

Thursday 3-5 p.m. — Brandon Merryman

Friday 1-3 p.m. — Paige Lewis

Friday 3-5 p.m. — Lyn McKnight


BARR peer advisers were chosen because they excel in a variety of areas. All advisers have completed at least BIOS 1700, 1710, and 3100, as well as the CHEM 1500 series. Browse advisers’ profiles and expertise areas. To contact an adviser who does not have a weekly BARR shift, email

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