Students from Minnesota win 2013 Rhodes scholarship

Tyler Gieseke
Minnesota Daily
Twin Cities

On Nov. 18, two students from Minnesota won the Rhodes scholarship for 2013 along with 30 other students from the United States, the San Francisco Chronicle said.

Beginning next October, the Chronicle said, scholarship winners get to study at Oxford University in England. 

Wayzata native Georgianna Whiteley was named a Rhodes Scholar along with Clayton Aldern, from Cedar, the Chronicle said.

Whiteley is a senior majoring in chemistry and minoring in biology at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, the Chronicle said. Aldern attends Brown University in Providence, R.I., where he’s a senior studying neuroscience.    

Planning to go to medical school after two years at Oxford, Whiteley hopes to become a doctor and deal with global health issues and inequities. At Oxford, Aldern wants to work on a “brain-computer interface” that would allow paralyzed patients to control a prosthetic limb with their thoughts, the Chronicle said.

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