2022 Bass Connections Virtual Fair

Duke students from all levels and schools are invited to learn more about opportunities to participate on a 2022-2023 Bass Connections project team through our virtual fair. Interested students should start by reading the full project descriptions for teams of interest (linked below). Many project teams will also be hosting their own Zoom information session during the weeks of January 24 and January 31 and/or providing a brief video overview of their team. Teams have also provided a point of contact (POC) for questions. Please review the available information and attend the team’s information session (if offered) before reaching out to the team’s POC.

Students can also learn more by viewing the recordings from our general information sessions. Each session included a 15-minute presentation on how the program works, key features of project teams and benefits for students, as well as a panel of students who shared their project team experiences.

  • Recording for Session 1 (panelists included Elaijah Lapay (Program II ’24); Kishen Mitra (Biomedical Engineering ’24); Krista Pipho (Ph.D. in Genetics and Genomics); and Bea Schleupner (Biology ’22))
  • Recording for Session 2 (panelists included Ishika Gupta (Psychology ’23); Brianna Joyce (Public Policy Studies; Global Health ’22); Ekta Patel (Ph.D. in Environmental Policy); Emma Rand (Medieval & Renaissance Studies; Environmental Science & Policy ’22); and William Zhao (Economics; Mathematics ’23))
  • General Information Session PowerPoint Slides

The deadline for applications is February 11 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Project Team Video Information Session

A City & Its River: Contaminant Risk in Durham's Ellerbee Creek Watershed

POC: Jonny Behrens

  January 31 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST

Alzheimer's Disease: Exercise Therapy & Brain Networks

POC: Christina Williams

  January 28 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST

Assessing & Improving Girls' and Women's Math Identity

POC: Sophia Santillan

https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/HWgGAA/  January 27 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. EST

Biocultural Sustainability in Madagascar

POC: James Herrera

https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/iXwGAA/  January 27 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST

Bioremediation of Plastic Pollution to Conserve Marine Biodiversity

POC: Margaret Morrison


Building Sustainable Neurosurgical Systems in Developing Countries

POC: Dr. Alvan Ukachukwu


January 27 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST &
February 2 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. EST

Celebrating Latinx Culture with a Spanish Reading Program

POC: Laura Andrade


January 27 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST

Centering Pregnancy: Establishing an Inpatient Model at Duke

POC: Julia Moyett


February 1 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST


Closing the Gap on Health Disparity & Outcomes in Hypertension


Collecting Oral Histories of Environmental Racism & Injustice

POC: Cameron Oglesby


January 28 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST

Coping Together: Reducing Mental Health Disparities for Latinx Families

POC: Srishti Sardana

  January 27 from 5:15-6:15 p.m. EST

Decoded Neurofeedback Toward Bias & Racism Mitigation

POC: Imani Hall

  February 4 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. EST

Developing Best Practices for Trauma-Informed Teaching & Learning

POC: Stephanie Hargrove


Digital Tools for Cancer Control Equity in China

POC: Meifang Chen


Earthquake Early Warning in Kathmandu

POC: Rachael Lau

  January 27 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

Effects of Climate Change on Microbial Food Webs

POC: Ze-Yi Han

https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/BYEGAA/ February 3 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. EST

Energy & the Environment: Design & Innovation

POC: Josiah Knight


Enhancing Diversity in STEM Careers Through Mentored Training

POC: Rachel Karasik

https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/AYMGAA/ February 1 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. EST

Environmental Justice, Climate Change & Community Engagement

POC: Lee Miller

  January 28 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

Equitable University-Community Research Partnerships

POC: Megan Gray


January 28 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

Evaluating Faith-Based Needs of Patients With Head & Neck Cancer

POC: Monica Bodd

  February 3 from 4:00-4:45 p.m. EST

Examining Racial Inequality & Reform Through Driver's License Access

POC: Anna Gassman-Pines

  January 31 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST

Exploring Links Among Ecological, Social & Personal Resilience

POC: Liz DeMattia

  January 27 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

Eye Tracking: Objective Assessment for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Youth Athletes

POC: Jason Luck

  January 27 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. EST
January 28 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST

Financial Burden in Patients With Health Disparities

POC: Kamal Golla

  February 1 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. EST &
February 2 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST

Gamifying Risk Identification for Alcohol Use Behaviors Across Countries & Cultures

POC: Siddhesh Zadey

https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/P4EGAA/ February 1 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. EST

Improving Access to Behavioral & Mental Health Services for Latinx Children in NC

POC: Andrea Thoumi


January 31 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST

Improving Infection Detection With Wearable Device Data

POC: Ali Roghani

  January 31 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST

Laboratory Art in Practice: Building a Model for the Art/Science Lab at Duke

POC: Mark Olson


February 2 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST
February 2 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST 

Language, Music & Dementia

POC: Edna Andrews and Cathy Lewis

  January 28 from 5:15-6:15 p.m. EST in 139 Social Sciences building (or on Zoom), current students will present their research projects

Learning from Whales: Oxygen, Ecosystems & Human Health

POC: Nicola Quick

https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/538GAA/ January 28 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. EST

Life After Stroke: A Sensory Health Initiative

POC: Antoine Bailliard


Machine Learning & Surveys to Understand Migration Experiences

POC: Mateo Villamizar-Chaparro

  January 31 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. EST

Marine Conservation Evidence & Synthesis

POC: Dana Grieco

  February 3 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST

Mental Health & the Justice System in Durham County

POC: Nicole Schramm-Sapyta

https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/u38GAA/ January 28 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Mobile Apps & Artificial Intelligence for Noninvasive Anemia Diagnosis

POC: Arushi Biswas

  Thursday, January 27 from 8:00-8:30 p.m. EST

Novel Therapies for Treating Cervical Cancer in Peru

POC: Brian Crouch

  January 31 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST

Open Design Studio: Participatory Solutions for Human Flourishing

POC: Aria Chernik and Kevin Hoch

  January 27 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST

Optimizing a Community Health Program for Hypertension Control in Nepal

POC: Yuxuan Wang

  January 29 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. EST

Pilot PlanktoScope for Climate Change Research

POC: Zackary Johnson

  February 4 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

Policy Surveillance of Universal Health Coverage Financing in Developing Countries

POC: Osondu Ogbuoji

  January 28 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST

Predictive Modeling for Decision-making in Public Health

POC: Ivan Mura

https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/O4EGAA/ January 26 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST

Project Vox: Conducting Philosophical Research on the Margins

POC: Jane Harwell


Promoting Sexual Function & Pelvic Health in Women's Healthcare

POC: Sarah Arthur


January 31 from 9:30-10:00 a.m. EST &
February 3 from 1:00-1:30 p.m. EST

REGAIN: Roadmap for Evaluating Goals in Advanced Illness Navigation

POC: Dalton Hughes

  February 2 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

Role of Physiotherapy in Ugandan Neurosurgical Transitional Care

POC: Kira Battle


Socially Engaged Art & Tech at the Intersections of Ecology, Disability and History

POC: Jules Odendahl-James


Strengthening Partnerships Between Durham Public Schools & Local Universities

POC: Alec Greenwald

  February 1 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. EST

Synthetic Biology & Genetic Engineering for Human Health and Society

POC: Tim Ho


January 31 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Tracking Climate Change With Satellites & Artificial Intelligence

POC: Kyle Bradbury

https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/A4EGAA/ February 3 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST

Understanding Perceptions of Race Among Computer Science Undergraduates

POC: Nicki Washington

  February 1 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST