Honors student Roger Fecher (junior, biology) won a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship awarded nationally to outstanding undergraduate science students who are active researchers. Roger has worked with Dr. Robert Fyffe in the Center for Brain Research (now the Wright State Comprehensive Neuroscience Center), which is currently working to improve understanding of the nervous system's communication mechanisms in health and disease, with primary focuses on neuronal development and response mechanisms to disease and injury. Roger plans to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. in neuroscience toward the goal of conducting medically-oriented research at a prominent university.
Roger is the fourth student from Wright State to receive a Goldwater Scholarship, awarded by the Goldwater Foundation, a federally endowed agency established by Congress in 1986 to honor the memory of Senator Barry M. Goldwater. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Congratulations, Roger!