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Ojas
Lynbrook High School,
California

 

Research Paper: Exploring the role of Humanin as a potential preventative and therapeutic in Alzheimer's disease.

Mentor: Gabriel Sturm (UC Berkeley-UCSF PhD in Bioengineering)

"Lumiere paired me up with the perfect mentor, who helped me turn my ambitions of doing research in biology into a reality. The program schedule was extremely flexible, and helped me create two separate projects in our time together. Lumiere and my mentor helped me create concrete projects around my passions and have empowered me to keep pushing the boundaries of science."

Ojas was the winner of the MIT THINK competition, where he submitted his Lumiere research project.

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Alexandra
International School of Monaco,
Port Hercules

Research Paper: Cancer mRNA Vaccines as a Promising Approach for Treating Luminal A Breast Cancer.

Mentor: Daniel Wilson (Carnegie Mellon University PhD in Biological Sciences) 

"With the support of the Lumiere team and my mentor, Dr. Daniel Wilson, I wrote a paper that proposes new possibilities for breast cancer treatments. My project has now led me to get more hands-on experience in the field of cancer research, and I’m excited to be interning this summer in a lab at the Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School."

Alexandra's Lumiere research paper will be published in the International Journal of High School Research this year.

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Zunian
Weston High School,
Massachusetts

Research Paper: What can governments do to encourage environmentally friendly actions? Two case studies from the seaweed and EV market.

Mentor: Bhargav Gopal (Columbia University PhD Economics)

 

"I am grateful to Lumiere for connecting me with my mentor and providing invaluable support in navigating my maiden voyage in academic research. I am now applying my research, along with the critical thinking skills I gained, to a Research Assistant position at the Columbia University Department of Economics. My research has also led me to engage in pursuits such as environmental journalism and starting a small seaweed farm off the waters of Cape Cod.""

Zunian's Lumiere research paper was published by Cornell University’s Undergraduate Economic Review.

STUDENT REVIEWS

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Jaiden
Laguna Hills High School,
California

Research Paper: Effect of employment rate of 501(c)(3) nonprofits in the United States on the GDP between 2015 - 2020

Mentor: Dhruva Bhat (Oxford PhD in International Development)

 

"The Lumiere Research Program was an enlightening educational experience. First I studied broadly about economic concepts and statistics, then focused in on specific areas of my interest involving nonprofit organizations, employment, and GDP. My mentor was instrumental in shaping my ability to critically read research papers, analyze data, and take my academic writing to the next level."

Jaiden was selected to attend the  MIT 2021 Summer Research Program. 

Research Paper: Which machine learning methods most accurately forecast cryptocurrency price returns?

Mentor: Tianshu Lyu (Yale PhD in Financial Economics) 

"My mentor and I worked to compile a dataset of potential cryptocurrency price driving factors, and trained several machine learning models on this dataset to predict the sign of next-day returns for three different cryptocurrencies. Ultimately, we were able to put all this information together to generate a profitable trading strategy. Lumiere has prepared me exceptionally well for new projects that I am currently working on, including a related cryptocurrency project that has to do with writing smart contracts for decentralized finance, and some new research that uses a lot of machine learning."

Andrew's Lumiere research paper was published by the Journal of Scientific Research.

Avni
Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai

Research Paper: Rethinking Urban Disaster Management: A Case Study of Mumbai's Inclusion of Informal Workers

Mentor: Haily Tran (Oxford PhD in International Development) 

"I learned so much not only about sustainability, environmental justice, cities and the informal economy, but also about the research process and academic writing … The Lumiere program has served as such a great springboard into the world of research for me."

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Andrew
Phillips Academy Andover, 
Massachusetts

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Shreyes
Stonehill International School,
Bangalore

Research Paper: The effects of  handedness in tennis matches

Mentor: Patrick Chao (Wharton PhD in Statistics)

"The Lumiere Research Scholar Program allowed me to connect two passions of mine – tennis and coding – to work on an amazing project! ... Not only did I get to learn so much about the research process from the team and my mentor Patrick, but also about the numerous machine learning skills."

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Linh
Phan Boi Chau High School for the Gifted, 
Vinh City

Research Paper: How Hong Kong protesters use visual arts as a form of self-expression

Mentor: Orelia Jonathan (Harvard PhD in Education) 

“Besides being an academically rigorous program, the learning environment in Lumiere is also so friendly... Everyone is so supportive, responsive, and always available from the director (Stephen) to the program manager."