Applications Remain Open for Several 2019-20 Project Teams
February 20, 2019
Did you miss the deadline to apply for a 2019-2020 Bass Connections project team?
The following project teams are continuing to recruit student team members. Applications are open and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadline to apply is March 8 at 5:00 p.m. Students who already applied for three teams for next year should not submit an additional application.
Project Teams Seeking Student Applicants through March 8
This project will examine sermons by people “minoritized” across spectrums of gender, nationality and sexual orientation in order to advance the conversation about sermons’ potential to move local, national and international narratives toward inclusion and justice.
This project will explore the career and history of Alexander von Humboldt, a scientist most noted for bringing together different scientific and historical perspectives on Earth, including positing the first description of human-induced climate change and providing core launch points to other luminary scientists.
This project will create a timeline of Duke’s buildings, landscape and infrastructure as well as a series of historical narratives that detail patronage and financing, architectural and landscape design, materials and labor as well as issues around identity, gender, class and race.
This project aims to analyze coal’s rise and subsequent fall through the lenses of history and economics, with emphasis on how coal entwined energy, the environment and community over the past 200 years.
This project will develop and administer surveys to the general population to gain a nuanced perspective of views on brain data privacy across ethical, legal and policy contexts.
This project will examine a series of risk-based decision scenarios involving geoengineering technologies to support a projection of the consequences of large-scale modification of the Earth’s systems to address climate change.
This project will explore novel methods and new technologies to help produce robust, rapid, cost-effective methods to assess oyster reef ecosystem health, habitat health and biodiversity.
This project will bring together three innovations – the Callascope, a Duke-developed device that allows for self-exploration of female reproductive anatomy; live imagery of the cervix; and storytelling created by women for women – to empower women to be active agents of their sexual health.
This project will produce the first soil lead maps in North Carolina to identify hotspots and guide management of construction.
This project will synthesize and assess evidence-related conservation interventions for coral reefs, mangroves and sea grasses.
This project aims to create open source curricula for middle school learners, foster equitable identity development and articulate a participatory and inclusive vision for computer science education.
This project will partner with three Duke-affiliated community clinics in low-income settings in North Carolina to assess barriers to acceptance and implementation of the Pocket Colposcope from both the patient and provider perspectives.
This project will strengthen and extend the work of ProjectVox.org, a scholarly and pedagogical guide to early modern women philosophers.
This project will develop an alkaline water electrolyzer and hydrogen storage system that can provide fuel for cooking and heating at a lower cost than using electricity.
This project will use digital humanities tools to creatively visualize human migration and interact with migration data and stories in exciting ways to open new conversations about the people, places and politics that are central to the long histories of human movement across the planet. Please note that only the Remembering the Middle Passage subgroup is still seeking applicants.
This project will develop a framework that can be used by first-year engineering design teams to address ethical considerations.
This project will develop infrastructure for high school and college students to receive personal and professional development, mentorship and leadership skills via a 12-week curriculum centered on social determinants of health affecting the Latinx community.
This project will focus on the engineering development, quality control, refinement, and business and regulatory strategy of the Duke Smart Toilet.
This project will digitally archive the dimensional and material property differences between vintage and reproduction mouthpieces to document the differences in playability and tonal character.
This project will use behavioral science to understand how Durham families are making decisions about school enrollment.
This project will conduct research with Kidznotes, a music education program that serves 500 students annually in the Triangle, to understand the impact of parental involvement on participating youth.