Roger Strong, a Washington and Lee University senior from Rochester, N.Y., has been named the 2011 recipient of the David G. Elmes Pathfinder Prize in Psychology.
The prize recognizes a W&L senior who has shown extraordinary promise in psychological science or in the application of psychological science in the professions through outstanding scholarship in basic or applied psychology.
Strong, a neuroscience major, worked as a research assistant with Wythe Whiting, associate professor of psychology at W&L, with support from W&L's Robert E. Lee Summer Research Fellowship program. He also served as a teacher’s assistant to Dan Johnson, assistant professor of psychology, for psychology statistics courses for the past two years.
In addition to his involvement in psychological research, Strong serves as a captain and a starting pitcher on the Washington and Lee baseball team. Strong was a member of the 2009 ODAC championship team and in 2010 was named to the ODAC All-Conference second team.
A member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, Strong plans to work in a research facility after graduation before applying to a graduate program in sensory neuroscience or a related field
The David G. Elmes Pathfinder Prize is supported by the The Elmes Fund, a permanently endowed fund established by alumni in 2007 in honor of David G. Elmes, emeritus professor of psychology.