PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two seniors at Brown University have been selected recipients of prestigious academic awards.
Clayton Aldren of Cedar, Minn., has been named a Rhodes scholar and will study at the University of Oxford beginning in the class of 2013. He is a neuroscience major whose work focuses on visual information processing and decision-making. He hopes to better understand how human memory functions.
Lucas Mason-Brown of Belmont, Mass., has been named one of 12 George J. Mitchell scholars for 2014. He will spend a year studying mathematics at Trinity College Dublin. The university says Mason-Brown is a cryptographer who successfully deciphered a handwritten code developed by Rhode Island’s founder, Roger Williams.
He was selected from about 300 applicants nationwide.