BASIS Diploma Senior Projects

The BASIS Diploma Senior Project at BASIS Ahwatukee is a selective program that involves an off-campus research project or internship of the students’ choosing and design. Students select a BASIS Curriculum faculty member as their advisor and work with a mentor at their selected research site. These projects may be completed anywhere in the world. At the end of the trimester, students return to campus and present an analysis of their findings to peers, staff, and parents.

BASIS Ahwatukee is one of 15 BASIS Curriculum Schools to participate in the 2019 BASIS Diploma Senior Project Program. To view the details of a specific project, select a student directly below.

Senior Research Projects are listed immediately following the BASIS Diploma Senior Projects.

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Ishna B.

Good Vibrations: An Analysis of Neurologic Music Therapy

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Kit D.

Evaluating Services for Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria

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Parker G.

What's the Verdict: Forensics on Trial

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Darrell M.

Misdiagnosis on the Brain: A Study of the Neurology and Psychiatry Divide

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Carter N.

Teaching Condom Sense: Redefining Sexual Education in America

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Elizabeth N.

Decreasing the Future Trash: A Look into Food Waste

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John N.

Introduction to Machine Learning Concepts and Tools

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Asu P.

It's Getting Hot in Here: Utilizing Biofuels to Combat Climate Change

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Amrita V.

You Take My Breath Away: Endotoxin Exposure on PLGF Biosynthesis in the Lung

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Mindy V.

Just Lettuce Live: Understanding Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

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Pia W.

Identifying Allosteric, Specificity-Altering Mutations in the PDZ Protein Domain

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Aaron Y.

Humans Need Not Apply: The Applications of Machine Learning

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Senior Research Project

Through the AP Capstone curriculum, and the AP Research project, BASIS Ahwatukee supports its students’ nascent sense of investigation and research while fostering college-level research skills.

Building upon the strong research foundation developed in the AP Seminar course, seniors design, plan, and conduct year-long research projects, applying their knowledge to a real-world problem. Participants submit extensive literature reviews and project proposals in order to move forward with their projects.

These seniors meet strict criteria throughout the duration of their AP Research projects. Beyond submitting an initial project proposal, AP Research (the second course in the AP sequence) requires students to write a 4,000 to 5,000-word academic essay on their chosen topic, and then give a 15 to 20 minute presentation and oral defense. Additionally, over the course of the third trimester, students share blog entries summarizing successes and challenges that arose during the process of answering their research questions, allowing the community to watch the students’ research and follow their progress. Students choose to work with external consultants who provide mentorship and expertise in their respective fields.

To view the details of a specific AP project, select student below.

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Shruti A.

Getting to the Heart of It: Estrogen and Sex-Specific Anginal Pain Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women

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Hadley D.

Painting Politics: Using Visual Art and Social Media to Foster Political Awareness in America

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Nehhaa K.

#ICYMI: Improving Education with Social Media

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Terese K.

Tipping the Scale: A Study of Unintentional and Intentional Weight Change and the Development of Eating Disorders

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Isabela M.

Fad Diets: Popularization and Evolution

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Izaac M.

Waymo, Take the Wheel: Arizona Residents' Perceptions of Self-Driving Cars

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Samihan M.

Casting Off Old Media: A Study of a Podcast

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Diane N.

The Fungus Among Us: Medicinal Fungi & Nitrogen Desposition

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Madeline P.

Coordinates Unknown: Living Off the Grid In New Zealand

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Yash S.

That's a Rap: Unraveling the effects of Rap Music on Perceptions of African Americans

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Abigail S.

The Soul of the Appalachian and Arizona Trails:An Analyzation of the Culture of Thru Hikes

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Angelique W.

“OK Google.” The User Experience of Retired Individuals with Google Assistant.

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Eric Z.

An Exploration Into the Social Lives of International Students at ASU

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