From: George Weinbaum [e-mail him]
The Wall Street Journal has a 29 July article A Scientific Case for Immigration's Benefits by Peter Coclanis (PC for short. How appropriate.) PC notes "Ten of the 13 recipients (77%) of Simons Investigators awards are immigrants to the U.S.". So? I note the countries they came from: Vietnam (2), Iran (1), India (3), Romania (1), Poland (1), Russia (1) and China (1). [Simons Foundations Investigators Award report.]
Why won't Americans study science anyway?
James Fulford writes: I don’t suppose any of the Simons Foundations grantees were undocumented valedictorians, either. The answer to our reader’s final question is in the title of an Ed Rubenstein column: Why Americans Don't Study Science—It Doesn't Pay.