Several Project Teams Have Openings for 2019-2020

May 1, 2019

still interested?

The following Bass Connections project teams are continuing to recruit student team members for 2019-2020. Interested students can apply directly to the contact person listed for each team. Materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Art and Craft of Saxophone Mouthpiece Design

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. Interested students should contact Matthew Busch ( for additional details.

AvH250: Imagining Interdisciplinary Research for the 21st Century from a 19th Century Perspective

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. Interested students should contact Zackary Johnson ( and Daniel Richter ( for additional details.

Building Duke: The Architectural History of Duke Campus from 1924 to the Present

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. Interested students should contact Sara Galletti ( for additional details.

Open Design at Duke and Beyond

This team is no longer accepting applications.


This team is no longer accepting applications.

Project Vox

This project will strengthen and extend the work of, a scholarly and pedagogical guide to early modern women philosophers. Interested students should send a resume, two references and a cover letter addressing what they hope to learn and how they plan to contribute to the team to Liz Milewicz (

Providing Clean Fuel for the Developing World: Technology Is Not Enough

This team is no longer accepting applications.

Scaffolding Ethics: How to Integrate Ethics into Engineering Curricula

This project will develop a framework that can be used by first-year engineering design teams to address ethical considerations. Interested students should send a resume and a cover letter describing the strengths, skills and abilities they will bring to the team to Christian Ferney ( Students with interests and/or experience in engineering, technology, ethics and/or education are especially encouraged to apply.

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