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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Pioneer Academics announces 27 original research papers selected for the 2021 Pioneer Research Journal.
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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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About the Scholar: Nabo Yu attended The Webb Schools in Claremont, California, in the United States.
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.”
About the Scholar: Annalise Selden grew up in the United States and attended Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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.”
About the Scholar: Joshua E. Roth grew up in the United States and attended Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, Illinois
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.
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
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.