Pioneer Announces Nominees for Publication in the 2016 Pioneer Research Journal

Pioneer Academics has announced the nominees for publication in the 2016 Pioneer Research Journal! The nominated papers were produced by 10th and 11th grade high school students from around the world and are the culmination of their participation in the Pioneer Research Program.

The Journal is published each year to showcase the outstanding work of select young Pioneer scholars.

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For many of the nominees, the paper represents an academic milestone. Despite their prior unfamiliarity with the academic research process, the students quickly learned how research is conducted at the undergraduate level and beyond. Under the guidance of their Pioneer professors, all distinguished educators at top American colleges and universities, the students mastered critical research skills, such as determining a research topic, locating sources, and forming cohesive, structured arguments to defend research results.

˝Pioneer really taught me many skills, both academic and personal,˝  said nominee Sophia Xu of China, whose paper provided a business model for app developers that could help create effective solutions for keeping diabetes in check. ˝The most important skills Pioneer taught me are the academic research skills. Pioneer showed me how to select information which was most important for my research paper. The second set of skills Pioneer taught me was on a more personal level – how to express my opinions and how to clearly communicate with professors.˝

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˝Something that surprised me is the amount of pride that I feel after having done the Pioneer Program,˝ said nominee Rahil Bathwal of India, who used mathematical models to solve his city’s trash problems.

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Each nominated paper will be evaluated by the Pioneer Research Journal Committee, a panel of distinguished professors from leading American undergraduate and graduate institutions, who will determine which papers are to be included in the Journal. The research papers under consideration represent the top 20% of papers written in the Pioneer Research Program’s academic year of 2016.

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The 2016 Pioneer Research Journal student nominees are as follows.

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Nominees

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Adonyev, Philipp

Eton College – Windsor, United Kingdom

We should not strive to be happy

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Bathwal, Rahil

Jamnabai Narsee International School – Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Locating Obnoxious Facilities

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Chen, Xinyu

High School Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University – Shanghai, China

Sound of Silence: African Spirituality, Cosmology, and Christianity in The Bluest Eye

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Cheng, Yi-Yun (Ethan)

International School of Kuala Lumpur – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A Review Paper on the CRISPR/Cas System

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Du, Yibing

The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China – Beijing, China

East European Jewish Children’s Health Conditions on the Lower East Side, New York City, 1890-1914

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Erez, Erce

Robert College of Istanbul – Istanbul, Turkey

Visual Proofs of Fibonacci-like and Other Interesting Sequences

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Fu, Minqi

Beijing National Day School – Beijing, China

Could LIGO Have Heard the Event GW150914 Before Its Upgrade?

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Guo, Boyu (Beryl)

WHBC of Wuhan Foreign Languages School – Wuhan, China

Your Body, My Voice: An analysis of Chinese Naruto Fans’ communication patterns

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Hu, Sean

Pacific American School – Hsinchu, Taiwan

Athena’s Spoiled Olives – How Institutional Flaws of the European Union and Greek Politics Instigated a Failing Economy

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Huang,Yutong

The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University – Guangzhou, China

The Silver Lining Behind the Darkness: Social Media as an Innovative Tool to Combat Sex Trafficking in Southeast Asia

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Ick, Isaac

Dobyns-Bennett High School – Kingsport, Tennessee, USA

Molecule Transistors: The Effects of Test Molecules on the Conduction Patterns of a Lithium Nanowire

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 Jin, Miaochen (Andy)

Beijing No.8 High School – Beijing, China

Coloring Integers: Van der Waerden’s Theorem and Related Theorems

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Khanna, Samar

Dhirubhai Ambani International School – Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

The Effect of Elastic Waves on Semiconductor Band Gap Energies

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Khemka, Pranav Bharat

Jamnabai Narsee International School – Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Study of Neural Circuits Involved in the Intuitive Decision Making Process in Teleostei

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Li, Kevin

Naperville North High School – Naperville, Illinois, USA

The Market Efficiency of “Smart Money” During the Tech Bubble

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Liu, Enci (Jessica)

The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University – Guangzhou, China

Chinese Tracking: An Unexploited Controversial Hotspot with Underlying Benefits

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Luo, Dinghao

The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University – Guangzhou, Chin

Comparison of the Effectiveness of Lithium, Valproate and Aripiprazole for Bipolar Disorder

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Ma, Xiaoyuan (Carol)

Shenzhen Middle School – Shenzhen, China

Employing Nature: A Review of Microbial Remediation of Heavy Metal Contamination in Soil

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Madadi, Ali Masoud

United World College Dilijan – Dilijian, Armenia

How Afghan Migrants Impact Their Homeland Through Remittances

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Mafi, Mina

Crystal Springs Upland School – Hillsborough, California, USA

The Role of Islam in the Gulf Nations

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Qu, Jason

St. George’s School – Vancouver, Canada

Political Culture and Perspective in Transition: Generational Cleavages in the 2016 European Union Referendum in the United Kingdom

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Roth, Joshua

Northside College Prep High School – Chicago, Illinois, USA

Culture and Pain: The Effect of Culture on the Production of Endorphins in the Brain

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Surprenant, Zita

Crossroads School – Santa Monica, California, USA

Residential Skyscrapers in New York City

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Tan, Xin

Chengdu Experimental Foreign Languages School – Chengdu, China

The Great Leap Forward: An Althusserian Analysis of Leftism as Ideology

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Tomar, Ria

Mission San Jose High School – Fremont, California, USA

The Neural and Cognitive Basis of Dreaming

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Truesdale II, Wallace

The Pingry School – New Jersey, USA

When the Soldier Becomes the Robot: Examination of the Mental Effects of Autonomous Weaponry

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Ugur, Baris Eser

Robert College of Istanbul – Istanbul, Turkey

Behavior of Single Molecule Capacitors in Correlation with the Molecular Structure

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Wang, Jingxu

High School Attached to Capital Normal University – Beijing, China

2016 United States Risk Analysis

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Wang, Yixi (Cecilia)

Chengdu Foreign Languages School – Chengdu, China

Comparison of Nonverbal Communication in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine

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Wong, Yun Ying (Alesha)

Tenby International School – Penang, Malaysia

Comparing and Contrasting Economic Development: The Case of Malaysia and Singapore

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Xu, Cheng (Sophia)

WHBC of Wuhan Foreign Languages School – Wuhan, China

Potential for Developers and Investors in Diabetes Apps to Profit by Improving the Chinese Healthcare Industry

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Xu, Wenxi (Tilly)

The Madeira School – McLean, Virginia, USA

A comparison of Ideologies and Practices: Malcolm X’s influence on Black Lives Matter

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Xu, Yuchen (Henry)

The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China – Beijing, China

A World of Possibility — Tier-Oriented Base-Storage Network for CCN Routing

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Xi, Yue (Kelly)

The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University – Guangzhou, China

High-Tech Organicity

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Yin, Boshang

Beijing 101 Middle School – Beijing, China

The Chinese Reform of the Science and Humanities Curriculum

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Zeng, Lu (Doris)

Shenzhen Foreign Languages School – Shenzhen, China

From the Dark Knight to Francis Underwood: Twenty-first Century Noir Heroes

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Zhang, Haiyi

The Experimental High School Attached To Beijing Normal University – Beijing, China

Urbanization, Tourism, and Village Life: Cuandixia Village

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Zhang, Tianren

WHBC of Wuhan Foreign Languages School – Wuhan, China

The Impact of Florence Nightingale on Sanitary Reform during the Victorian Era

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Zhang, Tongxin

WHBC of Wuhan Foreign Languages School – Wuhan, China

How Effective is Fiscal Policy in Correcting Income Inequality?

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Zhang, Zijun (Annabel)

The Experimental High School Attached To Beijing Normal University – Beijing China

Characterization of chitosan/PVA scaffolds with chitosans of different average molecular weights for tissue engineering

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Zhao, Zihao (Tony)

Shenzhen Foreign Languages School – Shenzhen, China

The Relationship Between Supercontraction, Water Content and the Mechanical Properties of Spider Silk

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Zheng, Ziyue (Mae)

Shenzhen Middle School – Shenzhen, China

Immigration: A Cure or a Curse? The Effects of Immigration Inflow on the Wages and Employment of European Residents

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Zhong, Haoyang

The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University – Guangzhou, China

Investigation of the radicalization process of Aum Shinrikyo Members

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Zhou, Chen (Andre)

Chengdu Jiaxiang Foreign Languages School – Chengdu, China

Impact of School Facilities on the Quality of Senior High School Education in China: A Quantitative Study

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Zhu, Mengwen (Jack)

Henan Experimental High School – Zhengzhou, China

Analyzing Tactile Sensory Plasticity through TISL, Attention, and Perceptual Learning Generalization