The scholarships were announced early Sunday and provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the prestigious university in England. The winners were selected from 837 applicants endorsed by 309 different colleges and universities.
Rhodes Scholarships were created in 1902 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes. Winners are selected on the basis of high academic achievement, personal integrity, leadership potential and physical vigor, among other attributes.
The value of the scholarships averages about $50,000 per year.
The American students will join an international group of scholars selected from 14 other jurisdictions around the world.
— Approximately 13 million metric tons of rare earth elements (REE) exist within known deposits in the United States, according to the first-ever nationwide estimate of these elements by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Most of the notable work in the field of particle physics, of late,
has been with hadrons, the heavier of the subatomic particles, with a great deal of notoriety going to the predicted, but as yet unidentified Higgs boson.
Now work with the leptons, the lighter subatomic particles is showing promise, and getting its own notice.
Better than that news, the work is continuing at FermiLab, in Illinois.
Notable work coming from here in the U.S. is great news for the budding physicist hoping to get a job after college in the United States.