December 6, 2010

Prerna Nadathur has been named a 2011 Rhodes Scholar, to attend the University of Oxford in England. While attending Roseville High School, Nadathur participated in MathCEP's UMTYMP program, and was so successful in her courses that she was later hired as a teaching assistant in the program before leaving to attend the University of Chicago. This year, she returned to the University of Minnesota as a first-year graduate student pursuing a masters degree in mathematics with an emphasis in mathematics education. At Oxford, Nadathur plans to pursue an M.Phil. degree in general linguistics and comparative philology. The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest international scholarship program in the world. Thirty-two Rhodes Scholars are selected each year to represent the United States.