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Pioneer Scholars Share Their Early Decision and Early Action Destinations

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We would like to applaud all our Pioneer alumni for their academic efforts and achievements. All of their hard throughout high school and during the Pioneer Research Program will support them in a smooth transition to university life. Some of our alumni shared with us their Early Decision and Early Action round of admissions. We are happy to see this group of Pioneer Scholars beginning to transition to the next stage of academic and personal development.

Pioneer Scholars from the high school class of 2020 will begin their university studies next fall at MIT, Caltech, Stanford, Dartmouth, Yale, Princeton, Swarthmore, Amherst, and the University of Chicago, among others. For a selected list of their offers, as well as their high schools and Pioneer Research Paper titles, we invite you to see the charts below. For the full list of college admissions (updated each June), please visit www.pioneeracademics.com.

Universities Students’ High School Pioneer Research Paper 
Brown University (3) Leland High School A Comprehensive Monte Carlo Simulation of the Single-Electron Transistor
Greenwood High International School An Exploration of Strategies in Walker-Breaker Games
YK Pao School Gender Concepts, Transgenderism and Transhumanism
California Institute of Technology Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Sulfur K-edge Micro-X-ray Absorption Near-Edge Spectroscopy
  (XANES) Using Synchrotron Radiation
Carnegie Mellon University (3) Beijing No.101 High School  The Psychology of Emotions, Resilience, and Health: The Effect of Music on Reducing Stress
Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School Symmetric Patterns in Generated Fractals: Multibrot Set and Polynomial Fractals
The Affiliated High School of Peking University Self-Driving Cars as a Socio-Technical System for Changing Young and Unmarried Workers’ Lifestyles
Carnegie Mellon University- Business School WHBC of Wuhan Foreign Languages School  Understanding the Impact of Membership in the European Union on Italy: To What Extent Does Membership in the EU Contribute to the Economic Slowdown Since the 1990s
Columbia University (7) Sage Hill School Using Game Theory to Analyze America’s Defeat in the Vietnam War
St. George’s Senior School Political Risk of Nigeria
The Loomis Chaffee School Quantum Key Distribution: Current Imperfections
Berkshire School Nature and Artifice: A Comparative Analysis on The Last Supper by Leonardo and Tintoretto
American Embassy School Stakeholder Analysis: An Explanation of the Botswana Paradox
Saint Anselm’s Abbey School The Daoist Perspectives on Nature
Shanghai YK Pao School  Machiavelli’s Realism and Consequentialism
Cornell University (10) St. John’s School Political Risk of Japan
YK Pao School  Cockpit Instruments: A Historical Study of the Ergonomic Considerations in Aircraft
DPS STS School Dhaka The Behavior of Lithium as a Nanowire
The International School Bangalore A Study of Chirality and Electrical Properties in Carbon Nanotubes
The Athenian School Comparisons Between Mathematics Curricula in China and the United States
Shanghai Southwest Weiyu Middle School  The Role of Neutrinos in Physics and Astronomy
Majestic International College An Approach Based on Long Short-Term Memroy for Micro-Expression Recognition
Jayshree Periwal International School The Effectiveness of Simple Machine Learning Models for Stock Price Prediction
The Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University Photoresistor Calibration using Planck’s Law
St. George’s School Repetitive Continued Fractions, and Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers
Dartmouth College (4) Istanbul Bahcesehir High School for Science and Technology Modular and Affordable Crop Monitoring System
Nanjing Foreign Languages School   Topic Undisclosed
Plano West Senior High School Peer-to-Peer Lending And The Need to Reimagine Financial Regulations
Pine Crest High School A Correlational Study of Physical Attractiveness and the Presidential Office
Duke University (3) Basis International School Shenzhen  An Institutional Analysis of the Military’s Role in the Egyptian Economy
Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore Metabolic Engineering of a Novel Sunscreen Compound by Heterologous Escherichia coli Host
York Mills Collegiate Institute A Comparative Analysis of the Efficiency of Chinese and American Economic Systems: Socialist Market Economies and Free Market Economies
Emory University (7) International Department, the Affiliated High School of South China Normal University Evaluation of How Renewable Energy and Carbon Capture & Sequestration Smooth the Urgent Transition to a Low-Carbon Society
The Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University The Performance of Single and Multi-Junction Solar Cells
Vanke Meisha Academy  How Adolescents with Gender and Personality Differences in China and the US Differ in Pain Intensity, Pain Tolerance Thresholds and fMRI Scans
TMI Episcopal A Psychoanalysis Study on 60s Hippie Rebellion and Interests in the East Culture
Shanghai American School Pudong  Touching upon the Sense of Touch: The Effects of Aging on Object Discrimination
Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University Rhythmic Analysis of Three Miao Folklores and Their Common Features
Beijing Academy Analysis of Spain’s Entrepreneurial Intentions According to the Theory of Planned Behavior and GEM Data
Georgetown University Carondelet High School The Effect of Education, Personal Economic Situation, and Gender on Non-Voting in Latin America
Johns Hopkins University (7) Providence Day School A Comparison Study of the Effectiveness of Interpersonal Therapy for Dysthymic Adolescents
Mercy High School Burlingame Stem Cell Therapy for Ischemic Stroke: A Comparison and Combination of Current Rehabilitation Methods
Church Farm School Comparison of Edge Enhancement Techniques on Angiograms
Guangdong Experimental High School Causes and Solutions of Modern Ethnic Conflict: A Comparison Study of Indonesia and Malaysia
WHBC of Wuhan Foreign Languages School  How Has Drip Irrigation Evolved to Contribute to the Elimination of Poverty and Starvation
Hangzhou Foreign Languages School Properties of Different Lithium Chains Under Different Electric Fields
The Hun School of Princeton Truth in De Propria Vita
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (3) Bahcesehir High School for Science and Technology The Key Exchange Problem in Classical and Quantum Computing
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Sulfur K-Edge Micro-X-Ray Absorption Near-Edge Spectroscopy (XANES) using Synchrotron Radiation
Carondelet High School The Effect of Education, Personal Economic Situation, and Gender on Non-Voting in Latin America
New York University (8) Beijing No.2 Middle School  Political Risk of Venezuela
YK Pao School Impact Valuation of Shanghai Young Bakers
Saint Francis High School How Should Firms React to Celebrity Scandals?
International Department, the Affiliated High School of South China Normal University Potential Impacts of Brexit on British Enterprises and Possible Countermeasures to Balance Gains and Losses
Beijing No.2 Middle School  Extension of Reality: Online Video Game Effect on Chinese Youth
Hangzhou No.14 High School Women’s Authority and Influence on Ordinary Women—Factors That Result in the Difference of Styles of Leadership
Jiangsu Tianyi High School The Differences Between the Modern and the 20th Century Women Recruiting Posters in United States
Wuhan Foreign Languages School  The Fear in the Neo-Noirs-Noirs
Northwestern University (12) The Awty International School A Review of the Effects of Sensory Retraining in the Form of Electrical Stimulation on the Upper Limb After Stroke
Liger Leadership Academy Analysis of Facebook Fast-Food Ads in Cambodia
Vernon Hills High School Rehabilitation Technologies for Balance and Locomotion in Cerebellar Stroke
Sewickley Academy Progressive Social Movements and American Christianity
YK Pao School The Environmental And Ecological Implications Of Microplastics Released By Fast Fashion And Other Manufactured Goods
Loomis Chaffee The X-Ray Absorption Near-Edge Structures Experiment: Basic Principles and the Determination of Sulfur Structures in Asphaltene in Crude Oils
International Department, the Affiliated High School of South China Normal University Galileo’s Misssing Letter
Beijing National Day School Comparison of Determinants of Entrepreneurial Intentions in China and the USA
The Affiliated High School of Peking University The Effect of Fandom on People’s Susceptibility to Pseudo-Set Framing
Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University  Macroeconomic Factors and Structural Reforms in the Context of US-China Trade Tensions
The Miami Valley School Arduino Wireless Mailbox Notifier
Shanghai Pinghe School  The Distinctive Role of the Leader and Interpersonal Relationships in Social Energy Groups
Princeton University (3) **Academy. Student prefers not to disclose Indirect Observation of the Optical Talbot Effect Through the Intensity-Position Characteristics of Coherent Light Passing Through a Ronchi Grating
African Leadership Academy Toads and Frogs vs. Toads and Frogs
Jayshree Periwal International School A Study on Graph Ramsey Numbers and Their Bounds
Rice University (8) Jinan Foreign Languages school  Protestant Influence on Supreme Court Decisions Regarding Church-State Separation
Qingdao No.2 Middle School An Introduction to Bellman-Ford Algorithm and Dijkstra’s Algorithm
Fort Walton Beach High School Development of a Robotic Hand with Sensory-Motor Capacities Which are Found in the Normal Human Hand
School for the Talented and Gifted The Invisible Culture of Pain and the Opioid Crises
Beijing National Day School  Will Individual Prominence Affect High Social Energy Groups’ Performance?
High School Attached to Hunan Normal University The U.S. Government’s, Media’s, and Missionaries’ Attitude to Yuan ShiKai’s Monarchial Movement
The Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University How Can Ticket Selling and Sponsorship Affect the Popularity and Revenue Generation of Sports Events in Singapore?
High School Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong Univeristy Electrical Properties of Lithium Nanowire as Precision Resistors
Stanford University (3) Achievement First Brooklyn High School The Intensifying Species Problem and Conservation
St. George’s School The Optimal Gold Nanostructure for Targeted Drug Delivery and Photothermal Ablation in Cancer Therapeutics
Hilltop High School Modulating Secretases, Tau, and Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines as Models for Alzheimer’s Disease Therapies
Tufts University Hwa Chong Institution Impacts of the Gaullist External Policy Approach in the Macron Era on Franco-German Relations and EU Integration in Defence and Security
University of Chicago (6) Pine Crest School The Ceiling of the Cappella Palatina: Norman Sicily’s Diversity and Artistic Style Under Roger II
WHBC of Wuhan Foreign Languages School  How Should the Chinese Government Change the Mode of Eldercare Service Provision in China and Wuhan City?
Robert College Modern Fanaticism and Its Representation in Major International Broadcast Media
The Governor’s Academy A Macroeconomic Analysis on German Economy: Investigating the
  Post-Unification Economy Through Traditional Macroeconomic Tools
Shenzhen College of International Education  Words and Bodies: A Genealogy of Homosexuality in China
International Department, the Affiliated High School of South China Normal University  Familiar Strangers: A Discourse Analysis of Han-Hui Relations in China
University of Pennsylvania (8) Nanjing Foreign Languages School Treating Autism Spectrum Disorder by Targeting Mutated SHANK3 Protein
Friends Select School X-ray Absorption Near-Edge Structure Spectroscopic Analysis of Asphaltene Chemical Structures
Flintridge Preparatory School Bob Jones University v. United States: The Erosion of a Separate Church and State
Portola High School Why Would Different Laws of Physics in Other Universes Not Let Life Exist?
The Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University Current Communication Assistive Devices for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: a Review
Hangzhou Foreign Languages School  Behaviors Young Males Perform When They See Young, Attractive Girls on the Street
Shenzhen Foreign Languages School No Way Out: a Psychoanalytic Approach to the Role of Grendel’s Mother in Beowulf
Xi’an Gaoxin No.1 High School  Tough Decisions in Chaotic Times: Agency and Decision Making in China’s Revolutions
University of Rochester Shanghai Datong High School Exploring Alzheimer’s Disease on a Cell Molecular Level
University of Virginia (2) WHBC of Wuhan Foreign Languages School  Understanding the Impact of Membership in the European Union on Italy: To What Extent Does Membership in the EU Contribute to the Economic Slowdown since the 1990s?
Nanjing Foreign Languages School  Alcohol Increases Risk for Esophageal Cancer Through Enhancing Folate Deficiency in One-Carbon Metabolism
Vanderbilt University (6) San New School Who Are Grittier? Students from One-Child Families or Students from Multi-Child Families?
Capital Normal University High School  Psychological Expectations and Stress Reduction: Examining the Contributing Role of Mindfulness
YK Pao School  Neo-Confucianism and Science in China
Shanghai Pinghe School  Investigating Differences Between Two Types of English Teaching in China
Hangzhou Foreign Languages School  The Solutions for the Current Chinese Recycling Industry
Shanghai Pinghe School The Economic Relationship between Canada and the United States:
  A Data-Based Analysis from a Canadian Perspective
Washington University in St. Louis The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China Automated Measurement of the Fresnel Curve
Yale University (4) Walt Whitman High School Efficacies of Reactive Balance Intervention on the Fall Prevention of Different Levels of Impairment in Individuals Post-Stroke
Georgetown Day School The Structure of Kaiser Permanente and Its Effects on Kaiser’s Response to HIV/AIDS
International Department, the Affiliated High School of South China Normal University  The Effects of 1968 Columbia University Student Protests on the Governance of American Universities
Beijing No.4 High School, International Campus Love and Politics in The Tempest

Colleges Students’
High School
Pioneer Research Paper Title
Amherst College Alexander Early College High School Social Justice in a Non-American America
Barnard College UWC Mahindra College How Was Ethnic Identity Constructed in the Balkans During the Yugoslav Wars in Former Yugoslavia?
Bates College Achievement First Brooklyn High School Charter Schools vs. Public Schools: Is Education Equitable?
Bowdoin College Beijing No.4 High School International Campus Colonial Consequences: How British Rule in Hong Kong (1842-1997) and Japanese Rule in Taiwan (1895-1945) Shaped Distinct and Fragmented Identities
Colorado College (2) Shenzhen College of International Education Representations of Chinese Feminists in Chinese Media
YK Pao School Mapping Culture Through Wine: A Study of Chinese Alcoholic Beverage Production and Consumption
Davidson College International Department, High School Affiliated to SCNU Taiping Heavenly Kingdom: The Role of Ideology in Its Early Stage
Macalester College Hanoi – Amsterdam High School for the Gifted Career Orientation Efforts For High School Students In The United States And Their Implication For Vietnamese Education
Smith College Shanghai Foreign Language School Attachment, Satisfaction, and Relationship Visibility on Social Networking Sites
Swarthmore College (2) Beijing Academy The Enhancement of the Thermoelectric Figure of Merit of PbTe by Alloying with Large Bandgap GaTe and CdTe
Chengdu Shude High School Light Source Detection Based on Shadow
Vassar College Chengdu Shude High School Madonna’s Root in the Pagan Goddess
Wellesley College (4) Indian Springs School Tiktok: A Sociotechnical System for Unconscious Time Wasting
UWC Costa Rica Anti-Heroes in Modern Media
United World College Changshu Human Responses to Tragedy in Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning
Shanghai Starriver Bilingual School Modern Architecture Is In a Trend of Becoming Universal

Other US Universities: Early Action
Babson College (2) Baylor University Brevard College
Carthage College Drexel University Durham University (4)
Emerson College Fordham University (6) Grand Valley State University
Indiana University – Bloomington (3) Northeastern University Ohio Northern University
Ohio State University (3) Pennsylvania State University (3) Rose-Hulman College (3)
Rutgers University (2) Salisbury University Sarah Lawrence College
Southern Methodist University St. Andrews University University of Illinois — Urbanan Champaign (51)
University of Georgia University of Massachusetts – Amherst (3) University of Miami
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (6) University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (2)
University of Pittsburgh (2) University of Texas at Austin (2) University of Washington
Webster University    

Non-US Universities
King’s College London (3) SOAS University of London The University of Edinburgh (6)
University College London (9) University of Manchester (5) University of St. Andrews (3)
University of Toronto University of Warwick (5)  

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In the critical process of preparing students to transition to college, you are key. The
ramifications of your guidance are far-reaching.

The Pioneer Research Program believes that it, too, has a role to play in preparing students of special potential and passion for learning. This is a role we trust you will appreciate knowing about. Our mission is to offer a deep and otherwise unavailable opportunity to exceptionally motivated young scholars who want to learn and research at the college level and to explore their potential for innovation.

What makes Pioneer a unique deep-dive learning experience is not just the mentorship of distinguished professors. It is the rigorous quality controls developed conjointly by Pioneer and Oberlin College. Professors (must) adhere to rubrics for

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This rigorous academic system is supported by thorough admission process and a high-minded ethics code. The combination gives students an exceptional learning experience that is brought to fruition in a college-level research paper documenting their findings.

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