The Value of Academic Research

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In this blog post, we explore the question of the value of research as a practice. How does research helps you grow? What are the benefits of doing research as a highschool student? What is research, anyway? 


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Beyond Bats and Electric Sheep

Essays
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Sean Chua recieved the first prize in the 2021 RETHINK essay competition in the popular science category. In this piece, he artfully explains the use of AI and machine learning in contact tracing technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on the Philipines case. 

Justice in Covid-19 Crisis Triage: Race Equity and Maximization

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Kate Lowry recieved the first prize in the 2021 RETHINK essay competition in the social science category. In this piece, she elucidates the complex bioethics and racial politiccs of emergency triage during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Macondo (A Memoir)

Essays
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Lunetta Osterhaus recieved the first prize in the 2021 RETHINK essay competition in the creative non-fiction category. In this piece, she recounts the clastrophobia of a life lived under the shadows of a pandemic, exploring her relations with herself, her family, and death in a deeply poignant essay. 

The Role of Schumpeter’s Gale during the Pandemic

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Andrew Lu recieved the second prize in this year's RETHINK esssay competition in the social science category. In his piece, he investgates the surprising new ways we endure the challenges of the pandemic—highlighting a process called creative destruction, which has arguably reduced economic damage through its innovative processes. 

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Lights, Camera, Action

May 12, 2021

Podcasts, Lights, Camera, Action
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Dr Tom Mcclelland (Cambridge) interviews filmmaker Nigel Hughes on film, business, sustainability, and his upcoming film with the producer of the 2010 film The King's Speech. You can watch the interview here.

21st Century Body Politics

Jun 10, 2021

Podcasts, 21st Century Body Politics
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CCIR Fellow and Gates Scholar Ronja Griep (Cambridge) and Professor Lisa Smyth explore abortion, motherhood and social roles in the family. Watch the interview here.

Well-being in Higher Education

Podcasts, Well-being in Higher Education
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CCIR Fellow Dr Hande Güzel (Cambridge) interviews Dr Nicole Brown on ableism in higher education. Watch the interview here.

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Theodore Patsis’ paper on AI and film accepted to MIT conference

Sep 5, 2021

Student spotlights
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CCIR Student Researcher Theodore Patsis (Athens College) had his paper “Computing Movie Script Similarity with Neural Word Embeddings” accepted to the highly prestigious 2021 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference (URTC). Learn more about his project and his experiences at CCIR here.

Isabella on the Ethics of AI

Mar 11, 2021

Student spotlights
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Isabella is an entrepreneur—a founder of "A Perdifiato" fashion franchise sold at Net a Porter— and a budding philosopher who pursued a project in the philosophy of AI. Learn more about her research and experience here.

Audrey on Brexit and Beyond

Feb 22, 2021

Student spotlights
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At CCIR Academy, Audrey worked on research that concluded that the United Kingdom was a rather indecisive, if not completely reluctant, member of Europe between 1973 and 2015. Learn more about her research experiences here.

Ayush on Computer Vision and Gesture Recognition

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Under his 1-on-1 mentorship, Ayush pursued an exciting project on facial and gestural recognition, in the fields of machine learning and computer vision. Learn more about his research and experience here.

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Admission opens for Spring 2022 Programmes
Academy

Conduct cutting-edge research under leading Oxbridge and Ivy League faculty in either one of our 25 unique Future Scholar courses, or in a 1-on-1 mentorship programme. Learn more here.

Jan 15, 2022
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