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Intangible Assets: The Cause of Veblen Goods: A Breakdown of the Intangible Factors that Drive Pricing Premiums

Business
About the scholar: Vardaan Tekriwal grew up in Indonesia and attended the Jakarta Intercultural School in Jakarta, Indonesia The Research: A Veblen good is one that defies the usual market trend by increasing in sales as its price increases. Pioneer scholar Vardaan theorized that two kinds of “intangible assets” can be used by companies to […]

Exit, Voice, and Violence: Contemporary Responses of Non-Hindu Groups to the BJP’s Hindu Nationalism

Political Science
About the scholar: Rushil Roy grew up in the United States, and attended Monte Vista High School in Danville, California, USA The Research: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), known for its adherence to and propagation of Hindu nationalist values, has been India’s dominant political power since 1998. Their policies, which include restricting Muslim immigration and […]
Pioneer research journal for high school students
Pioneer research journal for high school students

Comparative Analysis of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Santa Maria Della Neve and Huang Gongwang’s The Remaining Mountain

Art History
About the Scholar: Shuyu Chen grew up in China and attended Wuhan Foreign Languages School in Wuhan, China The Research: Chinese artist Huang Gongwang and one of the world’s best known Renaissance artists, Leonardo da Vinci, lived and worked two hundred years apart and in entirely different cultures that were not interacting during their lifetimes. […]

Science in Women’s Cosmetics of 17th Century Europe

History
About the scholar: Sarah Liu grew up in China and attended Kent School in Kent, Connecticut, USA. The Research: The well-known figures of the Scientific Revolution of the 15th to 18th centuries were men such as Galileo, Copernicus and Kepler. However, although women could not receive formal education in science and were limited in their […]
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The Invisible Culture of Pain and the Opioid Crisis

Anthropology
About the scholar: Sumin Yoon grew up in South Korea and attended The School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. The Research: “Although the biological mechanisms of opioid overdose and dependence are thoroughly researched, our understanding of why Americans turn toward opioids in the first place is rarely discussed.” This clear discrepancy […]

Human Intuition, Perception, and Execution of a Five-Beat Versus a Seven-Beat Rhythmic Cycle

Music/Music Theory
About the Scholar: Sahana Prasanna grew up in the United States and attended Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California. The Research: Traditional Western music is mostly based on two-beat or three-beat patterns. Eastern music can be quite different in structure. Pioneer scholar Sahana, who has been studying South Indian Carnatic music, assumed that the […]
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A Blended Culture: Greater Houston Area’s Native American Children’s Contest Powwow

Culture Studies
About the Scholar: Ruochen Jin grew up in Canada and attended The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas, USA. The Research: Most Native American communities value passing on their traditions to their children, who are mostly immersed in today’s technological American culture. Contest powwows are one way to do this. To examine how these […]

Social Media and Its Effects on the Foreign Language Curriculum for Undergraduate University Students

Education
About the Scholar: Justine Kum grew up in South Korea and attended Dulwich College Seoul in Seoul, South Korea. The Research: With nearly 60% of the world now connected by the internet, social media is becoming “more dominant and essential in modern life.” Pioneer scholar Justine wondered how social media might be used to promote […]
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The Market Efficiency of “Smart Money” During the Tech Bubble

Economics
About the Scholar: Kevin Li grew up in the United States and attended Naperville North High School in Naperville, Illinois The Research: The “efficient market theory” hypothesizes that professional investors at major financial institutions are less prone to make trades influenced by emotion than individual “noise traders” and retail investors. Kevin observes that the collapse […]

The Ceiling of the Cappella Palatina

Art History
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 […]
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