2021 Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Virtual Showcase

Join us at the 2021 Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Virtual Showcase to celebrate the accomplishments of 2020-2021 Bass Connections project teams. Please REGISTER to receive the Virtual Showcase event links.

The Virtual Showcase will be divided into three synchronous sessions over two days:

  • Thursday, April 15 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. ET
  • Friday, April 16 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET
  • Friday, April 16 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET

Each session will open with three, five-minute lightning talks by selected teams, after which 2020-2021 project teams will host breakout “tables” to share their research with showcase attendees. In these informal breakout spaces, student team members will be available to answer questions about their research and share their team experience. The third session will also feature an alumni panel.

Project teams: Please see our guidance for hosting breakout tables.

Schedule

Thursday, April 15 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. ET

5:00 
Opening remarks by Ebony Boulware, Vice Dean for Translational Sciences, Duke School of Medicine

5:05
Lightning talks by students from three Bass Connections project teams

5:25
Open Floor: Guests are invited to drop in on breakout tables hosted by students from 2020-2021 Bass Connections project teams


Friday, April 16 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET

10:00 
Opening remarks by Judith Kelley, Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy

10:05
Lightning talks by students from three Bass Connections project teams

10:25
Open Floor: Guests are invited to drop in on breakout tables hosted by students from 2020-2021 Bass Connections project teams


Friday, April 16 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET

2:00 
Opening remarks by Ed Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies

2:05
Lightning talks by students from three Bass Connections project teams

2:25
Alumni panel featuring three former members of Bass Connections project teams

  • Megan McGufficke (International Comparative Studies ’16)
  • Samuel Corwin (Environmental Sciences & Policy ’17)
  • Lizzie Hunsaker (Ph.D. in Chemistry ’19)

3:00
Open floor: Guests are invited to drop in on breakout tables hosted by students from 2020-2021 Bass Connections project teams

Registration and Event Platform

This is a public event. We hope that members of the Duke community, external partners, colleagues at other universities, family members and interested members of the public will join us to learn more about the work of Bass Connections project teams.

Please REGISTER to receive the Virtual Showcase event links.

The Virtual Showcase will be hosted in the virtual event platform Remo. If you have never joined a Remo event in the past, you will be prompted to create an account to enter the Virtual Showcase. You must create an account to access the event. When you click the event link, please follow the prompts to enter your name, email address and a password of your choosing to create a Remo account. (Your email address will only be used for event access and will not be repurposed or distributed.) Once you create an account, you should use the same email address and password to access additional Virtual Showcase sessions.

If you have questions about this event, please email bassconnections@duke.edu.