Pioneer | Best Online Research Opportunities for High School Students

Rectangle 55 1 1 1

The world's ONLY fully-accredited online research program for high school students

Learn more Omar Ramos
Pioneer Alumnus
Stanford University
Group 9 Pioneer Scholars Capture the Cover ©️ The Mathematical Association of America, 2019. All rights reserved. Four issues of Newsmagazine of the Mathematical Association of America featured Pioneer Scholar's AI-generated artwork on their covers! Learn more pioneer slide 2 1 s Pioneer is known as selective and is respected by top universities. From the former Associate Director of Admissions at University of Pennsylvania & Wharton Watch
0
Alumni
0
Fields of Study
0K +
e-Books, Journals, and Databases
0
Countries & Regions
0%
Pioneer Journal
0
College Admissions Officer Dialogues (Dedicated interactive sessions for Pioneer Scholars)

Pioneer Headlines

Announcing the Publication of the 2021 Pioneer Research Journal

Pioneer Academics proudly announces the publication of 26 original research papers selected for the 2021 Pioneer Research Journal.

Journal Announcement

Introducing Pioneer on Campus

Pioneer alumni often connect with each other during online events, but also meet up in person! In this series, we share some examples of past “Pioneer on Campus” events, organized by Pioneer alumni.

Pioneer Campus

2021-2022 Pioneer Alumni Share their College Destinations

Pioneer Scholars who elected for early action or early decision share where they will be headed for college this fall.

eaed2021

Seasoned expert on gifted education lead’s Pioneer’s new department - Academic Research and Development

Pioneer is pleased to welcome Brian Cooper to lead our new department- Academic Research and Development. Brian will lead this department to further drive Pioneer’s academic innovation.

Brian Cooper

Pioneer Alumni Share a Strategic Approach to Successful Reapplication

Resubmitting an application to Pioneer has become very common as admission to Pioneer has grown increasingly competitive. Read what the alumni who successfully reapplied to Pioneer shared for their insights and tips.

Reapplication event image 1

Pioneer & Oberlin: Holistic and groundbreaking collaboration

Pioneer Academics is committed to the highest standards in academic advancement. It earned institutional backing for its academic system and standards which led to its collaboration with Oberlin College & Conservatory. This groundbreaking collaboration created an unprecedented online education model which has enabled outstanding high school students to conduct accredited research following concrete, holistic standards.

Frame 17

2020 Pioneer Alumni College Acceptance Update

The Pioneer Scholars college and university admissions statistics are updated. We are so proud of all our scholars and are looking forward to supporting them as alumni wherever they go!

2020 Pioneer Alumni College Acceptance Update

Pioneer News and Updates

Pioneer Featured Research

Analysis of Testing Accuracy Threshold for COVID-19 through an SIR Computational Model

Computer Science

About the Scholar: Nabo Yu attended The Webb Schools in Claremont, California, in the United States.

The Research:

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the accuracy of tests was so variable that some countries chose not to use tests at all, but instead isolate symptomatic individuals. Pioneer scholar Nabo thought computer simulations could shed light on the effects of testing accuracy on the spread of the disease. His SIR model computational calculations confirm that higher testing accuracy can result in reduced disease spread, and show that even lower accuracy testing is useful in slowing the transmission rate. According to Nabo, the model “has possibly offered a basic method of determining acceptable levels of testing accuracy based on the level of social isolation.”

Nabo Journal image

A Blended Culture: Greater Houston Area’s Native American Children’s Contest Powwow

About the Scholar: Ruochen Jin grew up in Canada and attended The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas, USA.

The Research:

Most Native American communities value passing on their traditions to their children, who are mostly immersed in today’s technological American culture. Contest powwows are one way to do this. To examine how these events balance the two cultural influences, Pioneer scholar Ruochen not only consulted previous research on the topic, but also attended a Children’s Powwow in the Greater Houston area and later interviewed a representative sample of the participants. Her observations were that at least at this powwow, the balance is maintained by preserving the sacred aspects of the event, while permitting cultural fusion of other aspects.

Read More
Ruochen Journal image

Characterization of Chitosan/PVA Scaffolds with Chitosans of Different Average Molecular Weights for Tissue Engineering

About the Scholar: Zijun Zhang grew up in China and attended The Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University

Tissue engineering encourages the body to replace damaged tissues or organs with tissues grown in the body from laboratory-generated cells. Three-dimensional scaffolds guide cellular growth and support new tissue formation. Scaffolds made from chitosan, derived from the exoskeletons of crustaceans, work best, but require the addition of PVA and sometimes other additives for strength and durability. The experiment Zijun proposes in this paper is designed to determine if a particular molecular weight of chitosan, combined with PVA at a 1:1 ratio, can produce optimal results, identifying molecular weights that are most suitable for use as scaffolds without additional additives.

Read More
Zijun Journal image

Comparing and Contrasting Economics Development: the Case of Malaysia and Singapore

About the Scholar: Alesha Wong Yun Ying grew up in Malaysia and attended Tenby International School in Setia Eco Park, Malaysia

The Research:

When Singapore and Malaysia became separate countries in 1965, Singapore was tiny and underdeveloped, had no natural resources, and was populated by recent immigrants. However, although both Singapore and Malaysia have flourished over the subsequent 50 years, Singapore is now one of the world’s wealthiest nations. Alesha tracks four key economic indicators and analyzes some of the factors that led to Singapore outperforming Malaysia. She concludes that Singapore’s leaders made some wise decisions regarding infrastructure, sound government, and the environment, while Malaysia has been held back by government corruption, policies that create inequality, and a higher birth rate.

Read More
Alesha Wong Yun Ying Journal image

A Public Benefit Corporation

Pioneer & Oberlin Academic Collaboration

Oberlin College introduces the collaboration philosophy and scope on its website.

More on Oberlin’s site

The Pioneer 2022 summer application is closed. We appreciate each applicant's interest and effort! If you have any questions, just contact us. We'll be there for you.
+
  • Considering students have significantly fewer options for their summer enrichment, Pioneer adjusted the cohort size from maximum 5 to maximum 6 so that we can offer the opportunity to more students. Please be aware that Pioneer will only expand cohorts which we feel sure will not be compromised in any way by a slight increase in participation. Some areas, therefore, may stay at a maximum of 5 because the nature of the course requires heavier coaching.

 

  • Pioneer admissions still requires the same application materials, but we may adjust the timing in response to current realities. If you can work with your counselor to collect your official transcript and counselor evaluation and submit them soon after you submit your application, it will speed up the process. Pioneer admissions requires an official transcript and counselor evaluation to process applications for the final round. If these items won't be available during the process due to COVID-19, applicants must submit evidence that the school's counseling office is closed. Pioneer admissions will then decide what adjustment shall be granted.