Theses and Dissertations

The following are just a few examples of students who leveraged Bass Connections participation for their thesis or dissertation.

The information below each name includes major/program, the thesis or dissertation title, Bass Connections project.

Jennifer Acosta

Psychology & Neuroscience
First in the Family: Exploring Social and Psychological Variables across Generational Status in College Students

Schooling and Parenting: Implications for Students' Academic Identity (2016-2017)

Sophie Alman

Psychology
Can Reminders of Brands Make People Happier than Reminders of Romantic Partners? Perceived Control and Self-esteem as Mediators of Brand/Partner Comparisons

Aging and Reliance on Memory-based Heuristics (2014-2015)

Aaron Ancell

Philosophy
Public Unreason: Essays on Political Disagreement

How to Ask Questions (2017-2018)

Hope Arcuri

Global Health and Public Policy Studies
Thesis examining nonprofit culinary job training programs and their effects on joblessness and poverty in North Carolina

Promoting Academic Success for Latino English Learners in Elementary School (2015-2016)

Tara Bansal

Public Policy Studies
Analyzing the Development of Social Capital in the Slums of Bangalore

Studying the Real 'Slums' in Bangalore (2015-2016)

Katie Becker

Public Policy Studies
That’s Not FAIR: Fact-checking Trump’s $113 Billion Undocumented Immigration Sticker Price

Where Does the Money Go? Federal Spending on American Children (2016-2017)

Deanna Befus

Nursing
A Systems Thinking, Community-Based Exploration of Health Equity and Agency

NC Medicaid Reform Advisory Team (2016-2017)

Kathryn Benson

Global Health and Program II
Thesis investigating cardiovascular disease risk, knowledge and perception in rural Uganda

Integrative Global Health Research on Sickle Cell Disease (2015-2016)

Madeleine Bernstein

Biomedical Engineering
Efficacy of “Thresholding Method” in Identifying On-field Impacts with DASHR Device

Oculomotor Response as an Objective Assessment for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Pediatric Population (2016-2017)

Shane Bierly

Neuroscience
A Novel Method for Examining APP Arrest in the TOM Complex

Brain-immune Interactions in Neurodegenerative Disease (2015-2016)

Kirsten Bonawitz

Neuroscience
Changes in the Expression of Late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Genes throughout Pathological Progression within Single Neurons

Brain-immune Interactions in Neurodegenerative Disease (2015-2016)

Nadia Brashier

Neuroscience and Psychology
Heuristics for Truth across the Lifespan

Aging and Heuristics: Do Older Adults Use Different Cues to Evaluate Information? (2015-2016)

Rebecca Brenner

Neuroscience
Honors thesis related to Bass Connections project research

Moral Judgments by and about Stimulant Users (2014-2015)

Parth Chodavadia

Global Health
Education and Mental Health, India

Education and the Changing Brain (2014-2015)

Nia Christian

Biomedical Engineering
Efficacy of “Thresholding Method” in Identifying On-field Impacts with DASHR Device

Oculomotor Response as an Objective Assessment for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Pediatric Population (2016-2017)

Danielle Colson

Mechanical Engineering
Solar Hydrogen Production

Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation (2014-2015)

Mark Cullen

Evolutionary Anthropology
Look Out! A Study of Vision in Human Running

Look Before You Leap! Using Eye Tracking to Understand the Evolution of Locomotor Decision-making (2015-2016)

Kathy Dai

Neuroscience
Genomic Instability in Alzheimer's Disease: TOMM40 Poly-T Variations

Brain-immune Interactions in Neurodegenerative Disease (2016-2017)

Ali Daraeepour

Environment
Efficient Design of Electricity Market Clearing Mechanisms with Increasing Levels of Renewable Generation and Carbon Price

Modeling Tools for Energy Systems Analysis (MOTESA) (2014-2015)

Mercy DeMenno

Public Policy Studies
The Politics of the Regulatory Policymaking Process: Three Essays on Governments, Markets, and Effective Regulatory Governance

Reviewing Retrospective Regulatory Review (2015-2016)

John D’Angelo

Biomedical Engineering
Baseline Drift Removal with an Electrooculography Headset

Oculomotor Response as an Objective Assessment for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Pediatric Population (2016-2017)

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