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 Academics proudly announces the publication of 26 original research papers selected for the 2021 Pioneer Research Journal.
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About the Scholar: Nabo Yu attended The Webb Schools in Claremont, California, in the United States.
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.”
About the scholar: Thalia Ou grew up in China and attended Branksome Hall in Toronto, Canada
In China, where individuals choose where to receive their healthcare, higher level hospitals are overwhelmed and lower level hospitals underutilized. Pioneer scholar Thalia points out that this disparity is caused by “information asymmetry” rather than quality of care. The more famous hospitals attract more patients and become more famous; the less well known local hospitals, which provide greater patient satisfaction, remain relatively unknown. Because her research showed one source of the problem is the online registration platforms that inform prospective patients about available services and quality of care, Thalia suggests the government expand and update them to be more comprehensive.
About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Rana is from Istanbul, Turkey, where she attended Robert College
Rana’s paper investigated unknown number sequences, constructing models to make them easily understandable. She shows that the combinatorial arguments used to construct models of the Lucas sequence can prove the identities and visual lengths of lesser known sequences.
Her paper finds that Rn sequences can be represented by the number of ways to tile a 2 x n board with the length of two dominoes or one square, and Sn sequences by the number of ways to tile a 2 x n board without consecutive vertical breaks. Rana’s research breaks new ground by discussing the relationship between these two sequences.
About the Scholar: Justine Kum grew up in South Korea and attended Dulwich College Seoul in Seoul, South Korea.
With nearly 60% of the world now connected by the internet, social media is becoming “more dominant and essential in modern life.” Pioneer scholar Justine wondered how social media might be used to promote cultural competence and language skills among university students. Her paper explores the social media models available for language study, the drawbacks of social media’s “shorthand” language, and the effectiveness of social media in teaching language skills and cultural diversity. Justine’s conclusion is that social media learning is most useful for students who already have some grasp of the language and are ready for deeper cultural understanding.