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.

Hailey Prevett

Civil & Environmental Engineering
On-site Wastewater Treatment in Lowndes County, Alabama: A Failure in Engineering and Politics

ACRE-Duke Partnership to Improve Sanitation Access in Lowndes County, Alabama (2018-2019)

Shruti Rao

Program II
Thesis examining the relationship among global value chains, behavioral economics and the psychology of personal finance

North Carolina Competitiveness: The Workforce Development Challenge (2015-2016)
Pocket Colposcope: Increased Distribution and Adoption (2016-2017)

Sarah Rapaport

Conditional LRP1 Knockout Murine Model for Traumatic Brain Injury

Perception, Language and Memory (2014-2015)
Interventions Improving Neurosurgery Patient Outcomes in Uganda (2017-2018)

Daniel Ribeiro, J.D.

Adaptive Regulatory Impact Assessment: Beyond the Foresight-Hindsight Divide

Reviewing Retrospective Regulatory Review (2015-2016)

Chloe Ricks

International Comparative Studies
‘Last Stop Destination’: Poverty, Anti-Blackness and University Education in the Mississippi Delta and the Baixada Fluminense (Rio Lowlands) in Brazil

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

Marguerite Rooney

Ocular Movement and Subconcussive Exposure in the Pediatric Brain

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

Samantha Sadler

Global Health and Neuroscience
Infection Control from an Emic Perspective: Forming and Evaluating a Local Infection Control Team in a Low-Resource Neurosurgical Ward

Evaluating Interventions Aimed at Improving Neurosurgical Patient Outcomes in Uganda (2018-2019)

Indrani Saha

Program II
Being Within: Disruption and Disorientation in Carlos Cruz-Diez's Chromosaturation

Art, Vision and the Brain: An Exploration of Color and Brightness (2014-2015)

Saumya Sao

Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies and Global Health
The Development and Psychometric Evaluation of an HIV Stigmatizing Attitudes Scale in Tanzania

Big Data for Reproductive Health (2019-2020)

Soli Shin, M.E.M.

Environmental Management
Ancillary Services Participation for Electric Vehicle Fleets

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

Marina Smalling

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Community-level Cost Comparisons of Wastewater Treatment Systems in Lowndes County, AL

ACRE-Duke Partnership to Improve Sanitation Access in Lowndes County, Alabama (2018-2019)

Meghana Vagwala

Program II
Mental Health Stigma: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Medical Students and Physicians in Urban Nepal

Global Mental Health Program (2017-2018)