Themes

The current themes within Bass Connections are aligned with five of Duke’s top interdisciplinary institutes and initiatives. Each theme runs project teams, interdisciplinary courses, co-curricular activities and faculty-mentored student research experiences. Explore below and see examples from the five themes.

Brain & Society
Using brain science to help solve society’s most pressing problems
11 project teams in 2016-17
2 interdisciplinary courses
Information, Society, and Culture
Exploring the evolution of society and culture through the lens of data
9 project teams in 2016-17
4 interdisciplinary courses
Global Health
Working creatively and collectively to address health disparities worldwide
9 project teams in 2016-17
2 interdisciplinary courses
Education and Human Development
Contributing to positive life outcomes for children in a global society
15 project teams in 2016-17
2 interdisciplinary courses
Energy
Using interdisciplinary thinking to address tomorrow’s critical energy and environmental challenges
8 project teams in 2016-17
2 interdisciplinary courses