Two Villanova students to study abroad

RADNOR TOWNSHIP Two Villanova University students from the Class of 2015 are expected to head overseas to study after winning two prestigious scholarships, the school announced.

Nicholas Ader of Clarence Center, N.Y., was awarded the Marshall Scholarship. He said he plans to research molecular biology and neurobiology toward a doctoral degree at the University of Cambridge in England. Ader, a biology and biochemistry major, said he will study root causes of neurodegenerative diseases linked to dementia.

Stephen Sechler of Fruitland, Md., has been awarded the George J. Mitchell Scholarship. Sechler, an electrical engineering major, said he will study bioengineering at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, focusing on research to develop improved auditory technology for the hearing-impaired.

Both students are university presidential scholars. - Mari A. Schaefer