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Pioneer on Campus: Northwestern University

Pioneer alumni often connect with each other during online events, but also meet up in person! In this series, we share some examples of past “Pioneer on Campus” events, organized by Pioneer alumni.

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2021-2022 Pioneer Alumni Share their College Destinations

Pioneer Scholars who elected for early action or early decision share where they will be headed for college this fall.

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Announcing the 2021 Pioneer Research Journal

Pioneer Academics announces 27 original research papers selected for the 2021 Pioneer Research Journal.

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Seasoned expert on gifted education lead’s Pioneer’s new department - Academic Research and Development

Pioneer is pleased to welcome Brian Cooper to lead our new department- Academic Research and Development. Brian will lead this department to further drive Pioneer’s academic innovation.

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Pioneer Alumni Share a Strategic Approach to Successful Reapplication

Resubmitting an application to Pioneer has become very common as admission to Pioneer has grown increasingly competitive. Read what the alumni who successfully reapplied to Pioneer shared for their insights and tips.

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Pioneer & Oberlin: Holistic and groundbreaking collaboration

Pioneer Academics is committed to the highest standards in academic advancement.

It earned institutional backing for its academic system and standards which led to its collaboration with Oberlin College & Conservatory. This groundbreaking collaboration created an unprecedented online education model which has enabled outstanding high school students to conduct accredited research following concrete, holistic standards.

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2020 Pioneer Alumni College Acceptance Update

The Pioneer Scholars college and university admissions statistics are updated. We are so proud of all our scholars and are looking forward to supporting them as alumni wherever they go!

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Pioneer Featured Research

Analysis of Testing Accuracy Threshold for COVID-19 through an SIR Computational Model

Computer Science

About the Scholar: Nabo Yu attended The Webb Schools in Claremont, California, in the United States.

The Research:

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the accuracy of tests was so variable that some countries chose not to use tests at all, but instead isolate symptomatic individuals. Pioneer scholar Nabo thought computer simulations could shed light on the effects of testing accuracy on the spread of the disease. His SIR model computational calculations confirm that higher testing accuracy can result in reduced disease spread, and show that even lower accuracy testing is useful in slowing the transmission rate. According to Nabo, the model “has possibly offered a basic method of determining acceptable levels of testing accuracy based on the level of social isolation.”

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The Ceiling of the Cappella Palatina

About the Scholar: Annalise Selden grew up in the United States and attended Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

The Research:

In 1130, Roger II was crowned king of Sicily, succeeding to a position his father had invented after nearly 150 years of Muslim rule through “a myth of the resurgence of a king of Sicily who had never existed.” Inheriting a diverse population with no history of hereditary rule, Roger II turned to art to support his claim. Annalise analyzes and illustrates how Roger’s new royal chapel incorporated Byzantine, Arab, Muslim, Spanish, Romanesque, and Fatima Egyptian art forms. Her conclusion is that through the use of artistic elements, “Roger emphasizes the diversity of his kingdom to legitimize his authority.”

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

About the Scholar: Joshua E. Roth  grew up in the United States and attended Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, Illinois

The Research:

Pain is a universal experience, but the perception of pain varies. Ritual practices that would be intolerably painful to outsiders seem to be painless to members of the cultures. Joshua’s proposed experiment would use naloxone, a drug that keeps the endorphins that block pain from reaching the pain receptors in the brain. Test groups would include outsiders and members of the cultures, some receiving the drug, some not. The reported experience of pain should reveal whether the cultural significance of the rituals causes the production of endorphins in members of the culture, providing insight into the physiology of pain.

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Love Thy Neighbor: A Comparative Analysis of Public Discourse about Chinese Rural Migrants

About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Jiahui is from Guangzhou, China, where he attended The International Department of the Affiliated High School of South China Normal University

The Research:

China’s “hukou” registration system divided the population into urban and rural residents, unintentionally creating a binary citizenship – rural residents are now seen as a separate ethnic group and receive inferior treatment. Jiahui’s paper examines how public discourse on Chinese rural migrants has changed over 18 years.

His media analysis reveals increasingly negative attitudes towards rural migrants, finding that many city-dwellers have learned to see them as criminals. Jiahui brings to light the role that Chinese media has had in shaping national perspectives on an economic class that has not received the same rights and opportunities as its urban counterpart.

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Pioneer & Oberlin Academic Collaboration

Oberlin College introduces the collaboration philosophy and scope on its website.

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The Pioneer 2022 summer application is closed. We appreciate each applicant's interest and effort! If you have any questions, just contact us. We'll be there for you.
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  • Considering students have significantly fewer options for their summer enrichment, Pioneer adjusted the cohort size from maximum 5 to maximum 6 so that we can offer the opportunity to more students. Please be aware that Pioneer will only expand cohorts which we feel sure will not be compromised in any way by a slight increase in participation. Some areas, therefore, may stay at a maximum of 5 because the nature of the course requires heavier coaching.

 

  • Pioneer admissions still requires the same application materials, but we may adjust the timing in response to current realities. If you can work with your counselor to collect your official transcript and counselor evaluation and submit them soon after you submit your application, it will speed up the process. Pioneer admissions requires an official transcript and counselor evaluation to process applications for the final round. If these items won't be available during the process due to COVID-19, applicants must submit evidence that the school's counseling office is closed. Pioneer admissions will then decide what adjustment shall be granted.