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The Best Young Scientists? Immigrant Children

March 14, 2017

A majority of the most talented young scientists -- measured as finalists in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search, a competition for high school students called the "Junior Nobel" -- are the children of immigrants, according to an analysis by the National Foundation for American Policy. In the most recent competition, that was true of 83 percent (33 of 40) of finalists. Further, 68 percent (27 of 40) had a parent who came to the United States as an international student.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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