Announcing the Publication of the 2020 Pioneer Research Journal

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Announcing the Publication of the 2020 Pioneer Research Journal

Journal 2020

Pioneer Academics announces the publication of Volume Seven of The Pioneer Research Journal! This multidisciplinary collection of undergraduate-level research by outstanding high school students from around the world features studies in a wide range of academic disciplines in STEM, the humanities, and the social sciences. We are proud to share the work of these young authors, who make meaningful contributions to the scholarship in their respective academic disciplines while demonstrating the exceptional research and writing skills fostered through their participation in the Pioneer Research Program.

Published annually, The Pioneer Research Journal showcases the most outstanding original research conducted by high school students guided by world class professors under the auspices of Pioneer’s rigorous academic system. Papers were selected for publication only after passing a double-blind anonymous review by one of the 47 members of this year’s multidisciplinary panel of college and university faculty. Once the review process was complete, only 2.7% of the papers generated in the 2020 academic year were selected for publication in the journal.

The papers included in this edition of The Pioneer Research Journal explore important questions in a wide range of academic disciplines, running the gamut from computer science to philosophy. As diverse as the fields of study may be, however, the papers all share the same rigor and depth that define the very best of academic writing and research. We are so proud of the Pioneer Scholars whose work is featured in this volume, and we hope that you will find it inspiring and illuminating. To read Volume Seven of The Pioneer Research Journal, visit

Dear educator friend,

In the critical process of preparing students to transition to college, you are key. The
ramifications of your guidance are far-reaching.

The Pioneer Research Program believes that it, too, has a role to play in preparing students of special potential and passion for learning. This is a role we trust you will appreciate knowing about. Our mission is to offer a deep and otherwise unavailable opportunity to exceptionally motivated young scholars who want to learn and research at the college level and to explore their potential for innovation.

What makes Pioneer a unique deep-dive learning experience is not just the mentorship of distinguished professors. It is the rigorous quality controls developed conjointly by Pioneer and Oberlin College. Professors (must) adhere to rubrics for

1) setting learning goals;

2) syllabus development;

3) oversight, feedback and evaluation, and

4) grading standardization.

This rigorous academic system is supported by thorough admission process and a high-minded ethics code. The combination gives students an exceptional learning experience that is brought to fruition in a college-level research paper documenting their findings.

You can follow this link Pioneer’s concrete academic system to learn more about the academic system. Academic quality control and academic oversight assure Pioneer’s focus is on learning and learners, and therefore all of our practices were built upon the following principles:

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Because of its high academic and ethical standards, the Pioneer program has earned the trust of college admissions departments and formed the basis for the ground-breaking collaboration with Oberlin College. Pioneer scholars get two college credits upon completing their Pioneer research.

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Pioneer has a rigorous admission process. Students who have genuine academic interests and are highly motivated are a good fit with Pioneer’s values. Pioneer’s founding board insisted that Pioneer commit to a professor-blind policy during the application process, ensuring that applicants have authentic field interest and correct priorities. Consequently, no information about professors is released before admission to the program. This policy is much appreciated and respected by universities. Professor-blind admission policy
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Matthew Jaskol

Founder & Program Director