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.

Briana Kleiner

Environmental Sciences & Policy
Understanding Fishing Communities and Conservation: GT-Kino

Human-wildlife Interactions at Sea (2017-2018)

Travis Knoll, Ph.D.

History
Liberate, Inculturate, Educate! Black Brazilian Catholics and Affirmative Action, from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia

The Cost of Opportunity? Higher Education in the Baixada Fluminense (2017-2018)

Julia Knorr

Environmental Sciences
The Answer’s in the Gut: An Investigation of African Forest Elephant Ingestion, Digestion and Defecation on Chrysophyllum lacourtianum Germination and Growth

Mega-gardeners of Tropical Forests: Modeling Seed Dispersal by Forest Elephants (2018-2019)

Kelsey Lansdale

Environmental Sciences & Policy
Predictions of Human Exposure Pathways to Mercury Using Alternative Diet Scenarios in Madre de Dios, Peru

Environmental Epidemiology in Latin America: Impacts of Artisanal Gold Mining in the Peruvian Amazon (2018-2019)

Eliza Letourneau

Environmental Sciences
Differential Risk of Human Exposure to Mercury Through Fish Consumption in Madre de Dios, Peru

Environmental Epidemiology in Latin America: Impacts of Artisanal Gold Mining in the Peruvian Amazon (2018-2019)

Jenny Li

Global Health and Sociology
Technology in Global Health Education: Evaluation of a Distance Learning Program for Ghanaian Nurse Anesthetists

Distance-based, Executive-style Degree Completion Program for Ghanaian Nurse Anesthetists (2014-2015)

Leah Louis-Prescott, M.E.M.

Environmental Management
Recommendations for Implementing a Carbon Tax in Boulder, Colorado (coauthored by Danielle Arostegui, Rachel Brinks, Ryan Callihan, Lauren Mechak)

Governance and Adaptive Regulation of Transformational Technologies in Transportation (2017-2018)

Kerry Mallinson

Biology and Global Health
Evaluating Rhinovirus Prevalence among Pneumonia Patients in Sarawak, Malaysia

Building Capacity for Surveillance and Diagnosis of Respiratory Viruses in Sarawak, Malaysia (2017-2018)

Austin Murray, M.S.

Biomedical Engineering
Improvement of Baseline Drift Removal and Sensor Ergonomics for a Portable Electrooculography (EOG) Headset

Oculomotor Response as an Objective Assessment for Mild TBI in the Pediatric Population (2017-2018)

Vinay Nagaraj

Mechanical Engineering
Graphical User Interface for Self-Guided Frequency Allocation in Cochlear Implants

Self-guided Parameter Fitting for Cochlear Implant Users (2014-2015)

Alexandra Oprea, Ph.D.

Political Science
Children or Citizens: Civic Education in Liberal Political Thought

Citizenship Lab: Civic Participation of Refugee Youth in Durham (2015-2016)

Ajile Owens

Global Health and Sociology
The Importance of Social Networks in Disease Transmission and Information Interventions in a Tropical, Rural Environment

How Do People Affect Zoonotic Disease Dynamics in Madagascar? (2018-2019)

Daniel O’Connell

Neuroscience
Age Related Differences on a Smooth Pursuit Task in High School and Youth Football Participants: Implications for Baseline Concussion Assessments

Oculomotor Response as an Objective Assessment for Mild TBI in the Pediatric Population (2017-2018)

Hemal Patel

Economics and Global Health
The Effect of Tourism on Child Health Outcomes in Roatán, Honduras

Student Research Training Program (2018)

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