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Locating Obnoxious Facilities: Minimizing Risk and Cost of Disposing and Transporting Hazardous Waste

Mathematics
About the Scholar: Rahil Bathwal grew up in India and attended Jamnabai Narsee International School in Mumbai, India The Research: When facilities are designed for use by an area’s citizens, convenience and easy accessibility are key factors. Disposal sites for hazardous waste need to be as far as possible from densely populated areas, but still […]

The Neural and Cognitive Basis of Dreaming

Neuroscience
About the Scholar: Ria Tomar grew up in the United States and attended Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California The Research: Two major theories about dreams are based on contrasting suppositions. “Activation synthesis” proposes that dreams are a way of discharging excess electrical impulses while we sleep. “Threat simulation theory” sees dreams as […]
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Calibrating the Salt Concentration of Water Using Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Technique

Engineering
About the Scholar: Elif Kulaksizoǧlu grew up in Turkey and attended the Hisar School in Istanbul, Turkey The Research: An increase in salinity in the coastal areas of Bangladesh is having a widespread negative effect on human health and agriculture. Elif designed the research described in this paper to learn if SPR could be used […]

Investigating the Characteristics of the Optimal Point for Magnetic Nanoparticle Hyperthermia

Engineering
About the Scholar: Ege Özgüroǧlu grew up in Turkey and attended Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey. The Research: Hyperthermia, the activation of magnetic nanoparticles in an alternating magnetic field, is a promising potential cancer treatment. Recent advances in technology have made it possible to target cancer cells with precision, but the question remains of how […]
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Can a Computer Be an Author? Human Workers and Machine Poets

Science, Technology & Society
About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Yuwei is from Beijing, China, where she attended The High School Affiliated to Renmin University The Research: “Composing machines” use algorithms and neural network structures to generate new combinations of words – and in some cases, poetry. Can machines be poets, Yuwei asks, or do they only imitate and rearrange […]

Social Networks in Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition Through Different Methods of Communication

Business
About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Yuxin is from Shanghai, China, where she attended Shanghai Pinghe Bilingual School The Research: Opportunity recognition is when entrepreneurs identify opportunities to introduce new products or services, organize new events, or start new companies. One of the most common sources that can lead us to identify opportunities is our social […]
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Microneedle Transdermal Drug Delivery for Traditional Chinese Medicated Plasters

Engineering
About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Chendan is from Wuhan, China, where she attended WHBC of Wuhan Foreign Languages School The Research: Chendan’s research seeks to combine traditional Chinese plasters with an advanced technology in transdermal drug delivery called microneedling. Although traditional Chinese plasters – bandages that contain medicines for pain and swelling relief – have […]

Fast Video Retargeting Based on Seam Carving with Parental Labeling

Computer Science
About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Chuning is from Beijing, China, where he attended The Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University The Research: Chuning designed a method of reformatting videos for compatibility on different devices that improves upon the popular video resizing method known as “seam carving.” Seam carving is an advanced image resizing […]
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Brain Plasticity: The Effects of BrainPort Sensory Substitution

Neuroscience
About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Elexis is from Houston, Texas, where she attended the Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School The Research: Elexis designed an experiment that can be used to analyze the effectiveness of a sensory substitution device called the BrainPort V100. The BrainPort compensates for blindness by enabling the tongue to […]

Creative Destruction in the Sharing Economy: Uber’s Impact and Regulation

Economics
About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Jiazan is from Auckland, New Zealand, where he attended Auckland International College The Research: Uber is one of the biggest names in business today, and, according to Jiazan, a catalyst for “creative destruction,” the process by which economic structures are revolutionized due to innovations in technology or production methods.  Jiazan […]
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