The BASIS Diploma Senior Projects

The BASIS Diploma Senior Project at BASIS Flagstaff 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 Flagstaff 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.

Abraham A.

It All Just Clicks: An Investigation of Sound Profiles in Pine

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Abigael C.

Designing an Early Warning System for Pediatric Sepsis Detection at Northern Arizona Healthcare

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Calvin C.

Parking Lot Monitor: Automated Parking Lot Monitor and Notification System

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Sierra C.

Exploring Wormholes!: Soil microcosm using Caenorhabditis Elegans in order to assess pollutant absorption

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Lili D.

The End of the Rice Age?

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Allison G.

Gakko Soji: The Art of School Cleaning

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Clara G.

I’m Your Biggest Fan: Erosion and Deposition on the Granite Springs Debris Fan

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Sadie J.

It’s Not Rocket Science: LAUNCHing Flagstaff’s low-income students into kindergarten

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Bethany L.

Nanoclusters: Glowing Up

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Eleanor M.

The stir of sand worms: Bioturbation of Alitta virens in varying temperatures

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Micah N.

The Effects of Wildfire on Invertebrate Communities in Soil

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Tanner S.

Whole genome sequencing and its implications within public health

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Winston Z.

Transfer Learning for Medical Image Classification: Optimal Cut-Off Layer in Fine-Tuning for Chest X-Rays

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Senior Research Projects

Through the AP Capstone curriculum, and the AP Research project, Flagstaff 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.

Marina A.

The Gold King Mine Spill and Domestic Compensation Protocol

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Matthew F.

Creative Placemaking Study: The Impact of Visual Arts on the Flagstaff Community

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Isabella G.

Young, Wild and Free(lance): An Analysis of Co-working Spaces in Flagstaff, Arizona

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Greer H.

Mikvah Availability for Diverse Uses in Berlin

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Taylor V.

Exercise as a treatment for memory loss in Alzheimer's patients

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