The BASIS Diploma Senior Projects

The BASIS Diploma Senior Project at BASIS Scottsdale is a selective program that involves an off-campus research project or internship of the students’ choice and design. Students select a BASIS Curriculum School 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 Scottsdale is one of 15 BASIS Curriculum Schools participating in the 2019 BASIS Diploma Senior Project Program. To view the details of a specific project, select a student below.

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

Kirill B.

History of Business in Arizona: Industry Shifts in the Transition from Pre-war to Post-war Arizona

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Madeline B.

The Nature vs. Nurture of Speech: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Parent and Professional Speech Therapy

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Anthony C.

Potential of Stromal Vascular Cells and Adipose-Derived Stromal Cells to Differentiate to Adipocytes, Chondrocytes, and Osteocytes Lineages

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Joanna C.

Intrauterine Insemination: The Inside Scoop

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Kasi C.

Application Customer Feedback: Efficiency or Functionality?

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Mary C.

Weighing All The Factors: Examining Comorbidity Between Anorexia Nervosa and Other Mental Health Disorders

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Lauren D.

Distancing Discrepancies: Special Education Funding Across Districts

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Michael G.

Killing the Silent Killer: Brain Aneurysms

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Holly H.

What’s Under the Mask: Chemistry in Cosmetics

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Audrey M.

Judging a Pill by its Color? The Impacts of Medication Appearance and Pharmaceutical Labels

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Harrison M.

Exploring Teen Recruitment at the Boys & Girls Club

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Lindsey M.

Growing Pains: Exploring the Impact of Child Growth in Physical Therapy Recovery Plans

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Lorena M.

An Outsider in Toulouse: Cross-cultural Perceptions of Immigrants

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William M.

Astronautic Aviation: The Impact of Simulations in Calculating Trajectory

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Divya R.

The Effects of Alternate Anesthesia methods on the Liver

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Jocef R.

Determining the Relationship Between a Diagnosis and a Prescription

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Richard R.

Using Barometers to aid in GPS positioning

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Shiza R.

Got Clean Sleep?

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Sydney R.

Building Public Image: Categorizing Public Relations Strategies of Arizona for-profits and nonprofits

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Tara R.

Role of Parents in Disruptive Behavior Disorder

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Esha S.

The Mitigative Power of Melody: Music as Medicine

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Kassi S.

Black and White Swan, Is There a Grey?

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Layla S.

Researching the Outcomes of Inclusive Classrooms

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Nash S.

Visualizing mathematics in self-made software

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Zachary S.

StewardSWIFT: Analyzing Best Practices for Nonprofits and Creating a Stewardship Plan for the Swift Youth Foundation.

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Zafeerah S.

Reforming Charter Schools for the Better

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Nicolas T.

The Importance of Public View: Analyzing the Effects of Public Relations on Politics

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Ziba T.

Preschool Education in Niger

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Parvathy V.

Understanding the Management of Clinical Trials

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Alicia W.

Searching for Synergy: Optimizing Combination Drug Therapy for Ovarian Cancer

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Dylan W.

Genomic Visualization of Single-Cell RNA Sequencing

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Joshua W.

Progression of Technological Techniques in the Field of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Senior Research Projects

Through the AP Capstone curriculum, and the AP Research project, BASIS Scottsdale 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. Many 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.

Fajr A.

The Origin of Karma: A Study of Blame and Responsibility in Westernized Karma

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Nitya A.

Still Thinking Straight: An Analysis of LGB People’s Response to Same-Sex Domestic Violence

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Vishesh A.

Through the Looking Glass: An Analysis of the Muslim Perceptions of Autism.

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Jackson B.

Computer Cures: An Analysis of the Use of Graph Algorithms in the Treatment of Orphan Diseases

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Oscar B.

Check the Replay: The Effect of the Video Assistant Referee on Referee Bias in Major European Competitions

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Evan H.

What's in K-pop: An Analysis of High-Context Communication in Modern Korean Pop Song Lyricsc

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Kenneth H.

Mandrel Mystery: Finding Conformable Synthetic Materials to Emulate the Human Finger

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Jacob J.

A Debt Dilemma: the Effect of Financial Education on Student Debt

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Bhumika K.

Predicting Parenting: An Analysis of Adolescents’ Understanding of Parental Emotional Support Roles

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Caleb K.

The Quälgeist: How Phantom Pain Relates to Informed Consent

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Gokul K.

Pondering Pathways: Optimizing Immunohistochemistry in Drug Addiction Studies.

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Michelle K.

Not So Great Expectations: Investigating the Relationship between the Imposter Syndrome and Gender Expectations

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Lekha K.

The Art of Abhinaya: An Analysis of the Effects of Westernization on the Expression of Dance

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Srishti K.

Breaking News: Analyzing Media Consumption Habits of Adolescents

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Grace L.

The Worth of the Earth: An Analysis of the Bible's Posture Towards the Environment

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Julie L.

Barre Necessities: An Analysis of the Role of Ballet Teachers in Eating Disorders

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Adi M.

A Conversation about Conversation: An Exploration into Microplastic Risk Perception across Landlocked and Coastal Regions

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Dalton M.

The Right Name: Identifying Appealing Characteristics when Naming a Plant-Based Diet

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Dean M.

Slumber Studies: An Analysis of Sleep Deprivation in High Performing Teenagers

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Dhanya M.

Acculturated Careers: An Analysis of Career Perceptions in Indian-American Adolescents and Mothers

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Jileena M.

Cancer and Diet: An Analysis of Oncologists' Opinions on Diet in Cancer Treatment

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Sophie M.

Bear Witness: A Look at the Sect of Jehovah's Witnesses

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Saaketh N.

Where’s the Phun in Physics: Effects of Physics Education in Sixth Grade

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Nathan S.

Sneaker Culture: An Analysis of Nike's Marketing Strategies

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Sachin S.

Posing New Treatments: An Analysis of Yoga as a Treatment for Autism

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Shivalee N.

Are You Being Stereotyped? An Analysis of Teacher Interactions with Gender Stereotypes in Physical Education

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Syed S.

Time Frames and Tribulations: an Investigation of Treatment for Ischemic Stroke

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Anuka U.

TBA

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Sophia V.

Cultural Condemnation: A Study of Catholic Acceptance of Sexual Assault Survivors

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Suhas V.

Applying Graph Database Algorithms to Understand Pathway Contributions to Type 1 Diabetes

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Anya W.

Where does it STEM From?: An Analysis of the Gender Gap in STEM-based High Schools

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Annalise W.

The Makeup of YouTube: An Analysis of the Ethnic Diversity in YouTube Makeup Tutorial Content

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