photo credit: ruby washington, NYT
and a wonderful example of how the newtonian apple doesn’t fall from the tree:
Three-quarters of the finalists have a parent who is a scientist. The parents of Alicia Darnell, who won second place, are medical researchers at Rockefeller University, and her maternal grandparents were scientists, too. Isha Himani Jain, who took home the top individual prize [a $100,000 scholarship], published her first research paper with her father, a professor at Lehigh University, when she was 10 or 11; her mother is a doctor.
ladies, i fully expect you to run the world in about fifteen years. (and extra hurrahs for ms. jain, just an amazing south asian american young woman. woohoo!)