The Huddled Masses
Immigrants have always won a remarkable proportion of the Westinghouses. From the 1940s to the 1960s, many of these champions were Jewish children whose parents had sought refuge in America before or after World War II. By the 1970s, an increasing number of the winners were from China, Taiwan, Japan, or India. While America has always been a nation of immigrants, they still constitute a relatively small proportion of the population. Yet in 1989, to take just one typical year, more than one out of every four winners was foreign-born, as indicated by this list put out by Westinghouse officials:
|Mahbub Majumdar, Richland, Washington||Bangladesh|
|Peter Nigrini, La Habra Heights, California||Canada|
|Rowan Lockwood, Evanston, Illinois||Canada|
|Ana Pavich, New York City||Dominican Republic|
|Tamir Druz, New York City||Israel|
|Lucy Shigemitsu, New York City||Japan|
|Al Avestruz, New York City||Philippines|
|Wai Ling Ma, New York City||China|
|Jenny Lin, New York City||Taiwan|
|Rose Du, New York City||Thailand|
|Vladimir Teichberg, New York City||Soviet Union|
In addition, that year, winner Divya Chander of River Vale, New Jersey, was the American-born child of Indian parents, and Ray Wang of Allentown, Pennsylvania, the child of Chinese parents.
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Publication information: Book title: The Young Scientists:America's Future and the Winning of the Westinghouse. Contributors: Joseph Berger - Author. Publisher: Addison-Wesley. Place of publication: Reading, MA. Publication year: 1994. Page number: Not available.
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