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Social Networks in Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition Through Different Methods of Communication

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 […]

Microneedle Transdermal Drug Delivery for Traditional Chinese Medicated Plasters

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 […]
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Fast Video Retargeting Based on Seam Carving with Parental Labeling

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 […]

Brain Plasticity: The Effects of BrainPort Sensory Substitution

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

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 […]

Exposing Heat Stress Differential within the Urban Heat Island

About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Olivia is from Kingston, Massachusetts, where she attended Sacred Heart High School The Research: Olivia gathered temperature data in Boston to determine whether heat is spread evenly throughout the city. Using particle temperature and humidity sensors, she found that higher income areas of Boston have lower temperatures than low income […]
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Examination of Antisocial Personality Disorder: Determining Gender Bias on MMPI Psychopathic Deviate and Evaluating Substance Abuse Relapse Rates

About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Raaka is from Scotch Plains, New Jersey, where she attended the Academy for Allied Health Sciences The Research: Of patients diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, 75% are men and only 25% are women. Raaka’s paper hypothesizes that this is not because the disorder is rarer in women, but because many […]

Tilings of a (2 x n) Checkerboard with Squares and Dominoes

About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Rana is from Istanbul, Turkey, where she attended Robert College The Research: Rana’s paper investigated unknown number sequences, constructing models to make them easily understandable. She shows that the combinatorial arguments used to construct models of the Lucas sequence can prove the identities and visual lengths of lesser known sequences. […]
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Reducing Oncogenic Behavior of MLL Fusion Proteins by Inhibiting Combinations of Genes Necessary for Leukemia Proliferation

About the Scholar: Shreya Kashap is from the United States, where she attends Monta Vista High School. The Research: Mixed lineage leukemia is an acute blood cancer that forms when two chromosome pieces combine to form a mutated gene. With its rapid effects and poor prognosis, MLL is difficult to treat using existing chemotherapy drugs. […]

Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS): the “Liking” Reaction and Behavioral Implications

About the Scholar: Liuxi Sun grew up in the United States and currently attends Phillips Exeter Academy. The Research: For decades, Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) has been described as the genetic basis for numerous disorders that are described as both impulsive and compulsive, including alcoholism, drug abuse and attention deficit disorder. However little research has […]
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