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Pioneer Alumni at Dartmouth
Lace up your best boots, because it’s time to hike up to Hanover for this edition of Pioneer on Campus! Hanover is home to Dartmouth College, and 27 Pioneer alumni admitted to the college in 2020 and 2021. Almost 14 miles of the famed Appalachian Trail run directly through town, so you know that many...
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IB and Pioneer Cover
Since 2012, over 4000 students from 71 countries were selected and  have participated in the Pioneer research program. Pioneer scholars have diverse educational backgrounds, whether they be derived from a national curriculum or an advanced academic program such as AP, IB, or A-Levels. There is no one educational profile that is right for Pioneer, and...
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For Pioneer scholars conducting mathematics research is like solving a puzzle
Research in mathematics looks a bit different than any of the other research areas at Pioneer. While some mathematics students in interdisciplinary or applied fields use the scientific method of inquiry, pure mathematics research is often more like solving a puzzle. When faced with the same puzzle, different Pioneer scholars will use a variety of...
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Pioneer Scholar Spolight Alejandra
“Sometimes asking the right question is more important than getting the answer to it.” Before Pioneer scholar Alejandra, from Colombia, applied to do her Pioneer Research Program, she was interested in both biology and physics. She was leaning toward molecular biology, and was trying to decide which of the two areas to focus on. When...
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Pioneer research journal 2021
Pioneer Academics announces the publication of Volume Eight 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...
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Pioneer Scholars at Harvard
Pioneer on Campus is back again, this time in Boston! In this series, we share some examples of past “Pioneer on Campus” events, organized by Pioneer alumni. These events are informal, casual meetups where Pioneer alumni connect and learn more about each other’s research and interests. Harvard University – an Ivy League University that needs...
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Pioneer scholars share advice on approaching the research process
Completing a formal research paper at the college-level can be a daunting task, even for students who are actually in college. It requires a great deal of self discipline, time management, and focus. So how do Pioneer scholars, high school students from all over the world, do it?  The Pioneer Research Program, while highly rigorous,...
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high school students are not too young for online research opportunities
When talking about the “new norm”, we’re not referring to life after the COVID pandemic! Instead, we’re referring to high school students participating in online research opportunities. That’s because high school students having research experience on resumes is becoming more and more common. So if you think you may be too young for research, this...
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Abstract science related imagery collage
Pioneer scholars use a number of strategies to conduct research in the fields of physics, engineering, and astronomy. With the help of computer programs, it is possible to simulate complex experiments without the use of a laboratory. Other students capitalize on existing data and use it to answer a new question, or analyze it in...
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Pioneer-Campus
Research comes from collaboration, and Pioneer scholars have many opportunities to learn from their faculty mentor as well as from the other scholars in the cohort. In addition to exploring new ideas with their peers, Pioneer scholars also have opportunities to interact with program participants from all over the world and Pioneer alumni, both during...
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