Micah Fuerst

Recognition Year: 
2004

Micah Fuerst won a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship awarded nationally to outstanding science students. A math major with a perfect 4.0 GPA, Micah works with Dr. K. T. Arasu on the existence and nonexistence of circulant weighing matricies of given parameters. Micah was one of 29 math majors selected for a Goldwater Scholarship, which rewards undergraduates who are active researchers. Only 310 Goldwater Scholarships are awarded nationwide. Goldwater recipients have been successful recently in also winning prestigious postgraduate scholarships such as the Rhodes or Marshall. The Goldwater Foundation is 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.