Saturday, May 21, 2011

Top Science Students are Children of Immigrants

From the National Foundation for American Policy:

Telephonic Press Conference, Monday, May 23, 1 PM EST to Release New Research on the Children of Immigrants in Science

Study Finds Significant Proportion of Nation’s Top High School Science Students are the Children of Immigrants

Arlington, VA – On Monday, May 23, 1 PM EST, the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), an Arlington, Va.-based, nonpartisan policy research group, will release a major new study on the impact of the children of immigrants on scientific achievement in America.

The study, authored by Stuart Anderson, NFAP’s executive director and a former head of policy at the INS, examined the backgrounds of finalists of the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s top competition for outstanding high school science students. The results carry important implications for America’s immigration policy.

Three of America’s top science students, along with parents, will join the study’s author on the press call.

Questions on the press conference should be directed to press@nfap.com.

TELEPHONIC NEWS CONFERENCE INFORMATION:  The National Foundation for American Policy will give details on a new report via a telephonic news briefing. 

WHEN:  1:00 PM Monday, May 23, 2011 (12:00 PM Central, 11:00 AM Mountain, 10:00 AM Pacific)

HOW:  Dial: 888-297-0360 and then use Confirmation Code: 8638591

WHO:             Stuart Anderson, Exec. Director, National Foundation for American Policy, author of study.

                        Michelle Abi Hackman (Great Neck, NY), finalist, Intel Science Talent Search.

                        Selena Shi-Yao Li (Fair Oaks, CA), finalist, Intel Science Talent Search.

                        Shubhro Saha (Avon, CT), finalist, Intel Science Talent Search.

                        Daniel Hackman (Great Neck, NY), father of Michelle, refugee from Iran.

                        Samar Saha (Avon, CT), father of Shubhro, came to America on H-1B visa from India.

The National Foundation for American Policy -- Established in the Fall 2003, the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan public policy research organization based in Arlington, Virginia focusing on trade, immigration and related issues. The Advisory Board members include Columbia University economist Jagdish Bhagwati, Ohio University economist Richard Vedder, former U.S. Senator and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, former INS Commissioner James Ziglar and other prominent individuals. Over the past 24 months, NFAP’s research has been written about in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other major media outlets. The organization’s reports can be found at www.nfap.com.

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