Themes

Bass Connections projects, courses and summer programs are aligned with five thematic areas, each hosted by one of Duke’s interdisciplinary institutes and initiatives. Bass Connections Open is a new channel for research that falls outside the scope of the existing themes.

Brain & Society
Using brain science to help solve society’s most pressing problems
14 project teams in 2018-19
6 interdisciplinary courses
Information, Society, and Culture
Exploring the evolution of society and culture through the lens of data
15 project teams in 2018-19
7 interdisciplinary courses
Global Health
Working creatively and collectively to address health disparities worldwide
12 project teams in 2018-19
10 interdisciplinary courses
Education and Human Development
Contributing to positive life outcomes for children in a global society
13 project teams in 2018-19
3 interdisciplinary courses
Energy
Using interdisciplinary thinking to address tomorrow’s critical energy and environmental challenges
14 project teams in 2018-19
7 interdisciplinary courses