Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Showcase Breakout Tables: Participating Teams

Each session of the 2021 Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Virtual Showcase will open with three, five-minute lightning talks by selected teams. After these plenary talks, students from 65 different 2020-2021 project teams will host virtual 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.

We encourage attendees to move between tables, spending a few minutes at each table to learn about the breadth of research being conducted through the program and the experience that students have had on their team this year. 

Please find below a list of participating teams for each session of the showcase (in alphabetical order). Please note that each team also has a “floor” designation (e.g., “Third Floor”). During the event, you will find breakout tables arranged by alphabetical order on the floor designated below.

Please see the full showcase schedule for the list of plenary talks and other event information. 

If you are a participating team member: please see our guidance for hosting breakout tables.

Session 1: Thursday, April 15 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. ET

Breakout tables will follow the plenary talks and will begin at approximately 5:25

Third Floor

  • American Predatory Lending and the Global Financial Crisis
  • Big Data for Reproductive Health
  • Closing the Gap on Health Disparity and Treatment Outcomes in Hypertension
  • Crowdsourced Health: Online Patient Communities Enabling Health Innovation
  • DECIPHER: Going to Mars - Science, Society and Sustainability
  • Deep Learning for Rare Energy Infrastructure in Satellite Imagery
  • Defining Social Change through Music with El Sistema USA
  • Design Thinking: A Novel Approach to Pediatric Complex Care Coordination
  • Developing Best Practices for Trauma-informed Teaching and Learning
  • Earthquake Early Warning in Nepal: Technology, Behavioral Science and Policy
  • Elections in a Pandemic
  • Energy and the Environment: Algae Window

Fourth Floor

  • Energy and the Environment: Kinetic Energy Harvesting
  • Evaluating Strategies to Reduce the Global Burden of Hearing Loss
  • Exercise Therapy and Brain Networks: Implications for Alzheimer's Disease
  • Expanding Latinx Representation in Health and STEM Careers: Evaluation of SALUD
  • Eye Tracking: Objective Assessment for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Youth Athletes
  • Harnessing Data from North Carolina's Jails to Inform Effective Policies
  • How to Build Ethics into Artificial Intelligence
  • Impacts of Collaborative Learning in STEM
  • Improving Food Security to Increase Resiliency to COVID-19 for Latinx Populations
  • Improving Girls’ Math Identity through Problem-solving and Mentorship
  • Language, Music and Dementia
  • Mapping History: Seeing Premodern Cartography through GIS and Game Engines

Fifth Floor

  • Mapping WASH and COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Migration, Urban Cultures and the Arts
  • Mobile EEG Devices: Group Interactions, Privacy and the Brain
  • North Carolina Wildfire Risks and Public Trust
  • Peer Coaches: Improving Mental Health Treatment for College Students
  • Reducing Marine Mammal Bycatch by Developing Model Legislation
  • Regenerative Grazing to Mitigate Climate Change
  • Sex and Contraception Among College and Graduate Students During COVID-19
  • Smart Toilet: A Disruptive Technology to Improve Health and Wellness
  • Strategies for Energy, Water and Agriculture in Rural Ethiopia
  • Sustainably Improving Neurosurgical Patient Outcomes in Uganda
  • U.S. Immigration Climate and Mental Health Outcomes of Latinx Immigrants
  • Virtual Reality and Neuroarchaeology
  • Women's Mobility, Employment and Empowerment in the Muslim World

Session 2: Friday, April 16 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET

Breakout tables will follow the plenary talks and will begin at approximately 10:25

Third Floor

  • American Predatory Lending and the Global Financial Crisis

  • Big Data for Reproductive Health
  • Closing the Gap on Health Disparity and Treatment Outcomes in Hypertension
  • Crowdsourced Health: Online Patient Communities Enabling Health Innovation
  • DECIPHER: Going to Mars - Science, Society and Sustainability
  • Defining Social Change through Music with El Sistema USA
  • Design Thinking: A Novel Approach to Pediatric Complex Care Coordination
  • Developing Best Practices for Trauma-informed Teaching and Learning

Fourth Floor

  • Earthquake Early Warning in Nepal: Technology, Behavioral Science and Policy
  • Enabling Precision Health and Medicine
  • Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation
  • Equity and Efficiency of Using Wearables Data for COVID-19 Monitoring
  • Exercise Therapy and Brain Networks: Implications for Alzheimer's Disease
  • Eye Tracking: Objective Assessment for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Youth Athletes
  • Help Desk: Scaling Volunteer Models that Address Patients' Social Needs
  • Implementing Electronic Symptom Screening for Telehealth Visits
  • Improving Food Security to Increase Resiliency to COVID-19 for Latinx Populations
  • Increasing Access to Laparoscopic Surgery in Low-income Countries
  • Inspecting the Taps
  • Learning from Whales: Oxygen, Ecosystems and Human Health
  • Mindfulness in Human Development
  • Mobile EEG Devices: Group Interactions, Privacy and the Brain

Fifth Floor

  • North Carolina Early Childhood Action Plan: Evidence-based Policy Solutions
  • North Carolina Wildfire Risks and Public Trust
  • Ocean Evidence Gap Map
  • Peer Coaches: Improving Mental Health Treatment for College Students
  • Regenerative Grazing to Mitigate Climate Change
  • Sex and Contraception Among College and Graduate Students During COVID-19
  • Smart Toilet: A Disruptive Technology to Improve Health and Wellness
  • Strategies for Energy, Water and Agriculture in Rural Ethiopia
  • Synthetic Biology and Genetic Engineering for Human Health and Society: Duke iGEM
  • U.S. Immigration Climate and Mental Health Outcomes of Latinx Immigrants
  • Virtual Reality and Neuroarchaeology
  • Women's Mobility, Employment and Empowerment in the Muslim World

Session 3: Friday, April 16 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET

Breakout tables will follow the plenary talks and an alumni panel and will begin at approximately 3:00

Third Floor

  • American Predatory Lending and the Global Financial Crisis
  • Arts and the Anthropocene: Crisis and Resilience in North Carolina Waterways
  • Assessing an Innovative Community-based Response to COVID-19 in Rural North Carolina
  • Big Data for Reproductive Health
  • Bioremediation of Plastic Pollution to Conserve Marine Biodiversity
  • Coping with COVID-19: Using Behavioral Science and Digital Health to Promote Healthy Families
  • Crowdsourced Health: Online Patient Communities Enabling Health Innovation
  • DECIPHER: Going to Mars - Science, Society and Sustainability
  • Deep Learning for Rare Energy Infrastructure in Satellite Imagery
  • Design Thinking: A Novel Approach to Pediatric Complex Care Coordination
  • Earthquake Early Warning in Nepal: Technology, Behavioral Science and Policy

Fourth Floor

  • Empowering Prevention of Cervical Cancer: Women-inspired Strategies for Health (WISH)
  • Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation
  • Evaluating Strategies to Reduce the Global Burden of Hearing Loss
  • Expanding Latinx Representation in Health and STEM Careers: Evaluation of SALUD
  • Eye Tracking: Objective Assessment for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Youth Athletes
  • Gene Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease and Ethical Aspects of Genome Editing
  • Healthcare Provider Education to Reduce Epilepsy Care Disparities in Uganda
  • Help Desk: Scaling Volunteer Models that Address Patients' Social Needs
  • Impact of Face Covering on Patient Communication and Health Outcomes
  • Impacts of Maternal Exposure to E-waste on Birth Outcomes
  • Implementing Electronic Symptom Screening for Telehealth Visits
  • Improving Food Security to Increase Resiliency to COVID-19 for Latinx Populations
  • Increasing Access to Laparoscopic Surgery in Low-income Countries
  • Learning from Whales: Oxygen, Ecosystems and Human Health
  • Leave No One Behind: Exploring the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People with Disabilities in North Carolina
  • Mental Health and the Justice System in Durham County

Fifth Floor

  • Migration and Deportation among Guatemalans in the U.S. and Guatemala
  • North Carolina Wildfire Risks and Public Trust
  • Oceans of Microbiomes
  • Peer Coaches: Improving Mental Health Treatment for College Students
  • Project Vox: Recovering the World of Women Philosophers in Early Modern Europe
  • REGAIN: Roadmap for Evaluating Goals in Advanced Illness Navigation
  • Regenerative Grazing to Mitigate Climate Change
  • Sex and Contraception Among College and Graduate Students During COVID-19
  • Smart Toilet: A Disruptive Technology to Improve Health and Wellness
  • Social Network Dynamics and Social Development among Preschoolers
  • Strategies for Energy, Water and Agriculture in Rural Ethiopia
  • Strengthening Partnerships between Durham Public Schools and Local Universities
  • Sustainably Improving Neurosurgical Patient Outcomes in Uganda
  • The Good That Comes From Bad Dreams
  • U.S. Immigration Climate and Mental Health Outcomes of Latinx Immigrants
  • When I Was a Stranger: Immigration, Preaching and Religious Imagination