Announcing the Nominees for the 2020 Pioneer Research Journal

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2020 Jounral nomination

Pioneer Academics is proud to announce that 120 papers authored by scholars from the 2020 program have been nominated for publication in The Pioneer Research Journal, an annual publication showcasing the most outstanding undergraduate-level research and writing generated by the high school students from around the world who participated in this year’s program.

These scholars come from five continents, 13 countries and regions, and 101 high schools. The nominated research papers present innovative analysis and new knowledge in a wide range of academic fields spanning STEM, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Pre-professional disciplines.

Pioneer Academics’ research program is the world’s only online research program granting US college credit for high school students. These nominated research papers form the capstone of the Pioneer Research Program in which motivated and exceptional high school students from around the world pursue original research under the mentorship of world class professors in Pioneer’s academic system. The scholars enrolled in the program meet online with small international cohorts in seminar-style courses in their research concentration before moving on to work individually with the professor to generate an undergraduate-level research paper on a topic of their choice.

All of the research papers completed by Pioneer Scholars undergo rigorous academic oversight, each one representing a significant achievement in original exploration and discovery and held to the highest academic standards. The 120 papers nominated for the 2020 edition of The Pioneer Research Journal, which marks the 7th volume, comprise the top 12% of the papers produced during Pioneer’s 2020 Spring and Summer terms.  The nominated papers will now be evaluated in a comprehensive review process which includes a double-blind review conducted by a panel of more than 40 university faculty from leading institutions.  

We look forward to announcing the papers selected for publication shortly after the start of the new year. In the meantime, we congratulate the authors of all the nominated papers, each of whom exemplifies the academic rigor embodied by the Pioneer system.  For a complete list of nominated papers and authors, please see the chart below.

Nominee List

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