Announcing the Publication of the 2019 Pioneer Research Journal

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Announcing the Publication of the 2019 Pioneer Research Journal

The Pioneer research journal 2019

Pioneer Academics is pleased to announce that the 2019 edition of The Pioneer Research Journal has arrived! The publication of this edition, which is the Sixth Volume, was significantly delayed by the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite that setback, the outstanding scholarship found in its pages will stand as a testament to the academic excellence of the authors whose work was selected after undergoing the rigorous review required to earn publication in this international collection of undergraduate-level research.  

Published annually, The Pioneer Research Journal showcases the most outstanding original research conducted by high school students under the auspices of Pioneer’s rigorous academic system and guided by the mentorship of world class university professors. To be selected for publication, each nominated paper had to pass a double-blind anonymous review by one of 41 college or university faculty on our multi-disciplinary panel, in addition to being reviewed by the authors’ high school teachers and counselors. Once the review process was complete, only 4% of the research papers generated in the Pioneer Research Program during the 2019 academic year were selected for publication in the 2019 edition of the Pioneer Research Journal.

This edition features ambitious work that delves into complex questions across a wide range of academic disciplines including philosophy, engineering, biology, and art history, to name just a few. Each individual paper demonstrates the depth that defines academic research of the highest caliber while collectively attesting to what even the youngest scholars can achieve when given access to tools that can unlock their potential and push themselves beyond their perceived limits. 

We are thrilled to share this exemplary scholarship and are confident that you will find it enlightening and inspiring. Volume Six of The Pioneer Research Journal can be viewed on the Pioneer Academics website at

Dear educator friend,

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

1) setting learning goals;

2) syllabus development;

3) oversight, feedback and evaluation, and

4) grading standardization.

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.

You can follow this link Pioneer’s concrete academic system to learn more about the academic system. Academic quality control and academic oversight assure Pioneer’s focus is on learning and learners, and therefore all of our practices were built upon the following principles:

No conflict of interests Pioneer’s academic ethical standards
Because of its high academic and ethical standards, the Pioneer program has earned the trust of college admissions departments and formed the basis for the ground-breaking collaboration with Oberlin College. Pioneer scholars get two college credits upon completing their Pioneer research.

Click to learn about Pioneer and Oberlin College's groundbreaking academic collaboration.

Pioneer has a rigorous admission process. Students who have genuine academic interests and are highly motivated are a good fit with Pioneer’s values. Pioneer’s founding board insisted that Pioneer commit to a professor-blind policy during the application process, ensuring that applicants have authentic field interest and correct priorities. Consequently, no information about professors is released before admission to the program. This policy is much appreciated and respected by universities. Professor-blind admission policy
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Matthew Jaskol

Founder & Program Director