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7 Tips for Finding and Securing Research Opportunities for High School Students
Seeking research opportunities for high school students has gained popularity in the past five or six years. Since 2020 the COVID pandemic has boosted the demand for research program opportunities, especially online ones. By 2005, there were only a few highly competitive programs designed for high school students, such as RSI, Pioneer Academics, and Clark...
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Online Research Opportunities for High School Students
When talking about the “new norm”, we’re not referring to life after the COVID pandemic! Instead, we’re referring to high school students participating in online research opportunities for high school students. That’s because high school students having research experience on resumes is becoming more and more common. So will you follow suit by adding a research project...
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Pioneer Alumni at Northwestern
Northwestern University, founded in 1851 and based in Evanston, Illinois, is known for stewarding the education of a prodigious number of mankind’s greatest achievers, including 42 Pulitzer winners, 22 Nobel Laureates, 10 living billionaires, and 24 Olympic medalists. If that’s not impressive enough, Northwestern also admitted 43 Pioneer Scholars in 2020 and 2021. Several Pioneer...
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Music Theory Research
While research in music theory at Pioneer is unique, its methodological approach is not unlike other research areas in the humanities, such as architecture. Those wishing to gain more insight into music theory methodology may also benefit from reading this article about research methodology in the humanities. Just as Pioneer scholars in the humanities often...
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Pioneer Alumni at Cornell
You’ve seen it on a t-shirt or a bumper sticker, but we’ll say it again: “Ithaca is Gorges.” With over 150 waterfalls within 10 miles of Ithaca, it’s no wonder that Ezra Cornell built the institution that bears his name in this verdant paradise. Cornell is truly connected to the area it resides on, as...
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student looking for research opportunities for high school students
Did you know that, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, there were around 19.4 million students who attended universities and colleges in the U.S. during the fall of 2020? But among the millions of college students, everyone is pursuing various goals, dreams, and career opportunities. So knowing how to best prepare yourself based...
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Angel Scholar Spotlight
Pioneer scholar Angel, from Shanghai, China, became passionate about mental health and social justice issues when she was a boarding student at high school in California. Her roommate had mental health problems, and Angel didn’t understand enough about such issues to be able to help. Her feeling of powerlessness inspired her to want to learn...
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Pioneer Scholars and their Research Journeys
For many Pioneer scholars, the topic they choose to explore in the program often changes once they begin working closely with their professor. Many students also revise their topics based on the advice other scholars provide in group sessions. “Being able to share my findings with my professor and peers who validated and encouraged my...
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Pioneer Alumni at University College London
Pioneer scholars are an international bunch, and for this edition of Pioneer on Campus we take a break from schools in the United States and head to the U.K. to visit with alumni at University College London (UCL). UCL is one of the top research institutions in the UK, and one of four universities that...
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3 types of research opportunities for high school students
Research opportunities are a popular choice among extraordinary high school students who are looking for experiences that can further develop valuable critical thinking and analytical skills.   Plus, conducting research is considered a beneficial addition to your college application. However, at Pioneer Academics, we strongly believe that research, like any activity, will not be a differentiating...
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