Pioneer Scholars Say:
"I enjoyed the experience so much that I had to seriously reconsider my current path toward graduate school in exchange for a more research-orientated graduate experience."
"This experience allowed me to understand what research is all about. This was an experience that made me excited to learn. The project I worked on is something that is important to society, so it made me feel good to be contributing in some way, and also gave me motivation."
"It opened me up to the wide array of opportunities to do research and the many different variations it takes. It was something I enjoyed and would like to pursue further on in my academic career."
"This work has truly expanded my horizons in multiple facets and given me priceless experience."
Pioneer Scholars Mentors Say:
"I believe the experience that can be achieved by students is very important in the development of their academic careers."
"The project approximated the sort of research that my colleagues at universities with graduate students get to do."
"The program has provided opportunities for significant growth for the student and for me, and it has taught me how to involve undergraduate students in my research."
"The mentor/scholar relationship opens up so many future opportunities. Students understand more how graduate programs are run."