UC Berkeley student among prestigious group of 2013 Rhodes Scholars

An engineering and physics student at the University of California, Berkeley, has been named a 2013 Rhodes Scholar.

Daniel Price, a UC Berkeley senior, has won a 2013 Rhodes Scholarship.

Daniel A. Price, a senior on track to graduate with two B.S. degrees, one in bioengineering and the other in electrical engineering and computer sciences, was one of 32 people chosen by the Rhodes Trust for this prestigious honor. He is also a major in physics.

Elliot F. Gerson, American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust, announced the new scholars this past Saturday (Nov. 17). The scholarship was created in 1902 through the will of Cecil Rhodes, a British philanthropist. It is the oldest international study award available to American students, providing them with two to three years of study at the University of Oxford in England.

The Rhodes Trust press release noted that scholarship recipients are chosen for their high academic achievement, integrity of character, a spirit of unselfishness, respect for others, potential for leadership and physical vigor.

Price, a native of Grass Valley, Calif., has done research in medical robotics at Johns Hopkins University and at UC Berkeley to develop a new imaging modality known as magnetic particle imaging. According to the Rhodes Trust, “he aspires to a career applying his interests in medical devices and medical robotics to address global health care needs.”

Rhodes Scholar candidates must first be endorsed by their college or university. This year, 838 were endorsed by 302 different colleges and universities.

At UC Berkeley, Alicia Hayes, coordinator for the Scholarship Connection program, advised Rhodes applicants and coordinated the selection process.

The scholars elected today will enter Oxford in October 2013.