Bass Connections

Bass Connections External link is a university-wide initiative to provide students with greater exposure to inquiry across the disciplines, partnership with unlikely fellow thinkers, sustained mentorship in teams, and the chance to experience the intersections of the academy and the broader world. Beginning in fall 2013, students were able to pursue problem-focused pathways through their Duke experience in five initial thematic areas: Brain and Society; Information, Society and Culture; Global Health; Energy; and Education and Human Development.

Staff members in the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions are partnering on projects in the energy theme.

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Strategies for Energy, Water and Agriculture in Rural Ethiopia

Summer 2020 - Spring 2021

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How External Financing Influences National Commitments to Biodiversity Conservation

Spring 2020

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Energy Data Analytics Lab: Energy Infrastructure Map of the World through Satellite Data 

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

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From the Ground Up: The Business and Policy Landscape for Energy Access in East Africa

Summer 2018 - Spring 2019

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Energy Data Analytics Lab: Energy Infrastructure Map of the World through Satellite Data 

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

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Rethinking the Endangered Species Act's Implementation on Private, Working Lands

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

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DECIPHER: Case Studies in Drinking Water Quality Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

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Turning the Mid-Century Decarbonation Strategy into Concrete Policy for U.S. Forests and Agriculture Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

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Ocean Energy: Products and Pollutants Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 

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History and Future of Ocean Energy  Fall 2016 -Spring 2017

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Developing Departmental Energy Reports and a Carbon Pricing Program for Duke University Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

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Exploration and Design of Student-Led International Rural Electricity Access Projects Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

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History and Future of Ocean Energy

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

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Reviewing Retrospective Regulatory Review Summer 2015 - Spring 2016

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Feasibility Study for a Campus Digester Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

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U.S. Climate Policy Options: Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Petroleum Refineries & Steel 2013 - 2014

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Distributed Solar Generation for Duke Employees 2014 - 2015

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