Students: Sign up now for Bass Connections Energy teams

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Friday, Apr 26, 2013 - 4:22 pm

Interested in gaining experience, earning course credit and collaborating with Duke researchers on new energy challenges? Sign up now for a team project in the Bass Connections in Energy program.

Students who join Connections in Energy project teams will have an opportunity to work closely with faculty, outside experts and postdoctoral fellows to engage energy problems. Through the program, Duke students at all levels gain the training, skills and experiences needed to play leadership roles in a rapidly evolving energy future.

Registration is open now for 2013-14 project teams. Visit our Bass Connections in Energy page to read team descriptions, find answers to your questions about the program, and apply for a team that interests you. Most teams will be selected by the first week of May.

As a student member of a Bass Connections in Energy project team, you will gain:

  • Exposure to problem-solving in energy, and building associated skills
  • Experience in a collaborative project
  • Knowledge in areas beyond your main discipline
  • Course credit and/or (possibly) the fulfillment of capstone project requirements

Each project team will establish three core connections: (1) between the academy and the broader world; (2) across disciplinary expertise; (3) across learner levels. All members of the project teams will interact frequently so that participants have maximum exposure to the experience of working in teams.

Bass Connections in Energy capitalizes on the University’s broader Energy Initiative, a university-wide interdisciplinary collaboration addressing today’s pressing energy challenges related to the economy, the environment, and security.