Bass Connections Showcase Will Highlight Collaborative Research from Durham to Uganda

Bass Connections Showcase, April 17.

Come learn more about Duke’s Bass Connections program at the third annual Bass Connections Showcase on April 17. Find out what these research teams of faculty, postdocs, graduate and professional students, undergraduates and external partners have accomplished this year.


Starting at 3:30, check out posters and talk with team members from the 2018-2019 Bass Connections project teams. Cast your vote for the best poster to determine the audience choice winner. The posters will be displayed by theme: Brain & Society; Information, Society & Culture; Global Health; Education & Human Development; Energy & Environment.


Ed Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, will welcome guests at 4:25 and introduce Dean Valerie Ashby, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, who will give opening remarks.


Help Desk: A Student Initiative to Address the Social Determinants of Health
Sahil Sandhu ’20 and Veronica Sotelo Munoz (MPP)
Wired for Learning: Supporting Thinking Skills in the K-2 Classroom
Caleb Cooke ’21 and Karina Heaton ’21
Improving Neurosurgery Outcomes in Uganda
Chinemerem Nwosu ’19 and Sam Sadler ’19
Chronicling the Economic and Social History of Coal in Central Appalachia
Merle Nye ’21, Mary Helen Wood ’21 and Alex Yoshizumi (MEM)
Quantifying Gerrymandering
Samuel Eure ’19 and Nima Mohammadi ’20


Ed Balleisen will recognize this year’s award recipients for outstanding mentorship, student research and judges’ selection for best poster.

More Posters!

The reception and poster session will continue until 6:00. Cast your vote for the audience choice award by 5:30! Ed Balleisen will announce the winner at 5:45.

Learn More

Bass Connections bridges the classroom and the real world, giving students a chance to roll up their sleeves and tackle complex societal problems alongside faculty from across Duke. Working in interdisciplinary teams, graduate and undergraduate students collaborate with faculty on cutting-edge research that spans subjects, demographic groups and borders. Browse the most recent annual report.