June 12, 2020

For the past two years, a Bass Connections team has been working to ensure that students in North Carolina have access to opportunities to learn computer science. read more about Bringing Computer Science Education to Young Students in North Carolina »

Students at the Vulci site.
June 3, 2020

The Vulci archaeological site provides a rich opportunity to understand what life was like for the ancient Etruscans and Romans who lived there. Duke is the first university to have a permit of excavation. read more about Explore an Ancient City with the Smart Archaeology Team »

Chord diagram.
May 28, 2020

For the past two years, a Bass Connections team has been investigating ways to make big data useful for family planning and reproductive health. read more about Team Mines Big Data to Uncover Trends in Contraceptive Use »

Sophia Santillan and team members.
May 18, 2020

Professor Sophia Santillan leads a Bass Connections project to understand and improve girls’ math identity, in partnership with Durham Public Schools. read more about To Shrink the Gender Gap in STEM, Start with Girls’ Math Identity »

May 12, 2020

Bass Connections is accepting proposals for new projects addressing research related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The priority deadline is June 15. read more about Special Call: Bass Connections Invites Proposals for Projects Related to COVID-19 »

Virtual Showcase.
May 8, 2020

We salute the 2019-2020 project teams, and we invite you to explore some of their highlights in our special section, the Fortin Foundation Virtual Showcase. read more about Bass Connections Teams Share Research Highlights in a Virtual Showcase »

Hewot Zewdie.
April 30, 2020

Fourteen graduate students and ten undergraduates will pursue faculty-mentored research projects this summer and next year with grant funding from Bass Connections. read more about Meet the Winners of the 2020 Bass Connections Student Research Awards »

Jaime Castrellon.
April 17, 2020

Jaime Castrellon and Amanda Lazarus are the winners of the 2020 Bass Connections Award for Outstanding Mentorship. read more about Doctoral Students Honored for Commitment to Outstanding Mentorship »

Sandhu, King.
March 31, 2020

Four undergraduates continue to pursue a collaborative research project two years after an inspiring course. read more about Getting from Health Innovation to Actual Implementation »

Courtni France.
March 26, 2020

Graduate student Courtni France reflects on her year spent examining human health, sustainable agriculture programs and conservation in northeastern Madagascar. read more about Care, Connection and Community: Investigating Health Access and Policy in Rural Madagascar »