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Is it worth it for high school students to publish a research paper? Pioneer scholars share their experiences
Publishing a research paper as a high school student is a significant accomplishment—but as we have previously addressed in a recent article on our blog (“Is publishing a research paper the key to academic success for high school students?”) it is not essential to academic success, nor is it always the right path forward for...
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High school students use a variety of techniques to design life science research methodologies at Pioneer
Pioneer academics provides high school students from anywhere in the world with a unique opportunity to do university-level research online. Pioneer scholars conduct research on a broad range of topics, including the life sciences. This is made possible through Pioneer’s rigorous academic system, which emphasizes the originality of each student’s research topic while supporting their...
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Pioneer research program scholar spotlight Youssef
“I really wanted to get into research because I wanted to be in the loop, I wanted to be a part of it, rather than just being someone who’s just watching other people do it.” When Pioneer scholar Youssef, from New Jersey in the United States, was five years old, he told everyone who asked...
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Pioneer Academics explains what to look for in a high school research mentorship program
Choosing the right mentorship program can be a difficult decision. Do you know what to look for in a mentorship program? It is important to carefully study your options and consider the types of mentorship programs available. Does the program align with your values and goals? Will it increase your competitive edge as you prepare...
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Pioneer research program academic path
Your high school academic path can be as strenuous and engaging as you want it to be. If you plan on pursuing higher education and later seeking out your best career opportunities, it’s not too early to start  planning  and mapping out your educational path while still in high school. In fact, it is often...
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Pioneer research program supports students interests
Pioneer gives you a lot of freedom in what you want to research, what you want to achieve at the end. Nabaa (engineering, 2020), Pioneer scholar from the United States.   While some Pioneer scholars come into the program with a strong sense of the research topic they’d like to pursue, others come in looking...
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Pioneer Research progarm tool
An important feature of the Pioneer Research Program is its focus on the use of knowledge to find solutions to the world’s problems. No matter the research concentration, Pioneer scholars are supported in deepening their understanding of an issue and exploring the ways it may be addressed. This lies in contrast to learning environments that...
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Pioneer research
Like most high school students, Alejandra (biophysics, 2020), a Pioneer scholar from Colombia, had little experience with self-directed, creativity-driven learning when she began the Pioneer research program. Naturally, she was a bit apprehensive at first—could she really conduct original, college-level research in biophysics with no prior experience?  What Pioneer scholars discover is that the Pioneer...
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Pioneer Academics scholar spotlight Mila
“It’s a privilege to be able to understand the universe, and I want to decode it as much as I can while I’m here.” Pioneer scholar Mila’s interest in science began when she was a child. A native of “tiny” North Macedonia, Mila loved trips to the mountains when she could “just look at the...
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The Pioneer Research Journal
Why would a high school student do the significant amount of research and writing work required to publish a paper in the highly selective Pioneer Research Journal? One answer to that question is simple. Every Pioneer scholar does significant research that meets the highest standards established by  the Pioneer Research Program. The goal of the...
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