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."
Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai
Research Paper: Innovation Management and Business Strategy in the Healthcare Tech Industry
Mentor: Stephen Turban (Harvard Business School PhD in Organizational Bheavior)
"The weekly discussion with Stephen has allowed me to understand how to tackle and answer questions, critically analyze content, and think of overall impact and big picture questions. [It has also] given me an opportunity to appreciate research in new areas which I have not explored before!"
National University of Singapore
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."
Phan Boi Chau High School for the Gifted, Vinh City
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."
Stonehill International School, Bangalore
Research Paper: Gender Barriers in Computer Science
Mentor: Jorge Corral Acero (Oxford PhD in Engineering Science)
"Through this program, I learnt about time management and a got new-found empowerment, like when you summit a mountain."
Harrison Preparatory, JBLM
Research Paper: Conflicts in the Use of Isotopic Signatures (U, Cm, Nd) to Establish the Age of the Solar System: A Review
Mentor: Danielle Blum (Brown PhD in Chemistry)
“An opportunity to resolve even one enigma in the origin of the solar system was something I could not let go of… The Lumiere Program has actually given me a chance to understand what scientific research is all about.”
Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata
OUR STUDENTS' WORK
Here are some examples of the questions Lumiere Scholars have worked on in the past!
"How do external risk factors affect mortality of patients diagnosed with Covid-19 and cancer?"
The Human Body & Diseases
"What are lattice based encryption techniques and what are their limitations that could exploited by quantum computers?"
"What role do Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence play to make it easier for a robot to navigate, and which algorithm helps the robot learn the quickest?"
"How do technological advancements in the production of electric cars affect the expansion of their markets in a General equilibrium perspective in the US markets?"
BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
“How do the governance modes underlying a startup’s relationships with its partners impact its propensity to pivot?”
"What are the variables affecting STEM mentors and mentees interactions that affect the effectiveness of the mentorship?"
ENVIRONMENT & THE WORLD
"Alternative metals for catalytic converters for oxidizing CO - A Review"
"What is the effect of modern-day limb prosthetics on the environment, and the health of an individual amputee, and how can it's life cycle help mitigate this?"
"To what extent does the ambiguity around methods-to-protect women play into laws upholding oppression of women in India?"
"Why are Peacekeeping forces authorized for some conflicts and not others?"
"How does poverty shape social norms of gifting and gift behavior in collectivist cultures?"
"How effective are state-of-the-art artificial intelligence systems in predicting the early onset of major depressive disorder?"
"How has the state of antimatter changed through the formation of the universe?"
"Analysis of Methods of Information Transmission between Satellites and their Control Centers with a Case Study on SpaceX."
"To what extent can AI prove advantageous to society while adhering to Kantian ethical guidelines?"
"How does Government financial policy promote MSME creation in the Papua New Guinea cottage industry sector?"
These questions listed above are only some of the various fields and areas that Lumiere Scholars have delved into. Students can combine a variety of interests to forge their questions.