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A comprehensive list of the best research programs for high school students in the US and international students
Research Opportunities For U.S. and International High School Students Pioneer Academics is a research institute for high-achieving high school students seeking research opportunities in STEM, social sciences and humanities. It is the only accredited online research program that grants college credits for contributing to a real-world research project. If you’re looking for research opportunities for...
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Guide to Pioneer's online research opportunities for high school students
Online research opportunities are a popular choice among extraordinary high school students. They may believe that research experience adds additional competitive advantage when applying to universities.  The truth is, there is no secret recipe for college applications. Research, projects, or publications are not a magic bullet that will guarantee admittance into the college of your...
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research opportunities for high school students
Research opportunities are a popular choice among extraordinary high school students who are looking for experiences that can further develop valuable critical thinking and analytical skills.   Plus, conducting research is considered a beneficial addition to your college application. Pioneer however strongly believes that research, like any activity, will not be a differentiating factor in college...
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Rigor of Pioneers research curriculum inspires creativity and agency in the research process
The Pioneer Research Program engages high school students in academic research on original topics in their fields of interest. The culmination of students’ efforts, the Pioneer research paper, is held to college-level standards of academic achievement. All of this happens, however, outside of both high school and collegiate educational settings, through an academic program designed...
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presidential education in the USA
Since George Washington took his oath from a Wall Street balcony in 1789, we have had forty-six different presidencies in the United States. That’s forty-six presidencies to celebrate on President’s Day, even if only forty-five individuals actually held the office. Grover Cleveland went against the grain and was elected in two non-consecutive terms – making...
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Pioneer research program scholar spotlight
“Pioneer has a very diverse population of students and you’re going to get a lot of different new perspectives by talking with the other students and they’re going to make your paper more balanced.” When he was growing up, Pioneer scholar Michael was curious about how people made decisions. When he did his Pioneer Research...
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Pioneer research journal 2021
Pioneer Academics proudly announces the release of Volume 8 of the Pioneer Research Journal, an international collection of 27 certified undergraduate-level research papers written by exceptional high-school students. Published annually, the journal features the most outstanding research generated by young global scholars enrolled in the Pioneer Research Program. The Pioneer Research Journal nomination and selection...
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Pioneer scholars conducting research in the humanities utilize a variety of methodologies and sources
While the word “research” brings to mind white lab coats and beakers of chemicals for many, Pioneer scholars in the humanities produce original research in areas such as history, literature, philosophy, and art history/architecture. What humanities research papers at Pioneer have in common is a deep, qualitative analysis of some form of media, be it...
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Pioneer research allows students to dive into their interests
Joy is often associated with things like food thanks to the popularity of Irma Rombauer’s, The Joy of Cooking, and more recently to the art of “tidying up”, thanks to Marie Kondo’s fresh approach to organizing and decluttering home and workspaces. In “The Joy of Research”, however, Economist and New York Times Columnist, Paul Krugman,...
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Pioneers rigorous standards empower students
Harshika (environmental science, 2019) knew she wanted to research the fate of coral reefs after a family vacation to Australia; however, as a high school student in India, this seemed out of her grasp. “I had always thought that the only way I could do research about coral reefs is if I go to a...
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