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Two students from WI receive Rhodes Scholarships


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Two college students from Wisconsin are among this year's group of 32 Rhodes Scholars from the United States.

Drew A. Birrenkott from McFarland is a senior at the University of Wisconsin.  He is majoring in biomedical engineering, biochemistry, and political science.

Samuel M. Greene from Spring Green is a senior at the University of Chicago.  He will graduate with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a master's in physical chemistry.

The prestigious Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England.

Birrenkott is active with Engineers Without Borders and plans to focus on development students at Oxford.

Greene will continue his work in physical chemistry.  His research involved biofuels and climate change.

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