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BIOS Advising and Resource Room

2018 Biology Advising and Resource Room peer advisers

The 2018-19 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

Fall 2018 BARR Schedule

Monday 1-3 p.m. — Sam Kukor

Monday 3-5 p.m. — Trent Riddell

Tuesday 1-3 p.m. — Julia LaComb

Tuesday 3-5 p.m. — Sal Gomez

Wednesday 1-3 p.m. — Paige Lewis

Wednesday 3-5 p.m. — Hannah White

Thursday 1-3 p.m. — Danielle Stakes

Thursday 3-5 p.m. — Brandon Merryman

Friday 1-3 p.m. — Matthew Neehouse

Friday 3-5 p.m. — Samantha Selhorst


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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