Bass Connections

Bass Connections 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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Turning the Mid-Century Decarbonation Strategy into Concrete Policy for U.S. Forests and Agriculture Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Description
Ocean Energy: Products and Pollutants Fall 2017 – Spring 2018  Description
History and Future of Ocean Energy  Fall 2016-Spring 2017 Description
Developing Departmental Energy Reports and a Carbon Pricing Program for Duke University Fall 2016-Spring 2017 Description
Exploration and Design of Student-Led International Rural Electricity Access Projects Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Description

History and Future of Ocean Energy

Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Description
Reviewing Retrospective Regulatory Review Summer 2015-Spring 2016 Description
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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