BASIS Diploma
Senior Projects

The Senior Project at BASIS Tucson North is a selective program that involves an off-campus research project or internship of the students’ choice and design. Students select a BASIS.ed 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 Tucson North is one of 15 BASIS Curriculum schools participating in the 2019 BASIS.ed 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.

Ethan A.

Monte Carlo Theory

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Julianna A.

ASMR Brain Effects

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Max A.

Magellan Telescope Adaptive Optics System

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Ana B.

Rainwater Harvesting

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Kaleigh B.

Filmmaking

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Isaac C.

Casa Alitas: The Light at the End of the Tunnel for Central-American Immigrants

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Michael D.

Psychology

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Lauren G.

Children's Denstistry

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Ben H.

Demographics of Teen Court

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Kimberlee H.

Border Patrol Perception and Reality

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Logan H.

Optics Investigations

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Sarah J.

Mural Design

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Sophia K.

Girl Scouts STEM Curriculum Creation.

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Brent L.

Network Visualization of Exposure-Disease Correlations in US Beaches

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Charles L.

Comparing Crop Yields Between Aquaponics, Hydroponics, and Traditional Soil Farming

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Emerson L.

Building a Solar Sports Car

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Michael L.

Oceanography

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Hania M.

Data Science and Machine Learning

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Reese M.

Adventures in Video Game Design

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Corazon N.

Community Outreach with Gun Violence Prevention Arizona

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Kali N.

Film Editing

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Michelle N.

Hawaiian Health Systems

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Christine S.

Social Media and Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle

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Karissa S.

Molecular Basis of Aging

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Liat S.

Psychology of Living Abroad

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Lillian S.

Hair style for the non-creative

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Haley T.

Lab work TBD

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Cindy W.

Cornea Specialist Clinic Investigations

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Ryan W.

Improving Heart Assist Device Implementation

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Jessika Z.

Public Art and Animation

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Senior Research Projects

Through the AP Capstone curriculum, and the AP Research project, BASIS Tucson North 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.

Sabina A.

TBA

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Ryan B.

Parental View on Violent Video Games in the City of Tucson

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Wesley C.

Network Representation of Exposure-Disease Associations in US Schools

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Rudrakshi D.

TBA

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Indigo H.

Analyzing My Experience with an Eating Disorder through Music

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Laurel H.

Prenatal Care for Uninsured Immigrant Mothers: Identifying the Barriers

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Nikola K.

The Optical Sciences Behind Designing Endoscopes

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Wooseokk "Luke" K.

Planning Rescue Operation: Accounting Performance Degradation

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Sami M.

The Pima County Medical Society: Analyzing a medical relationship with the Tohono O’odham Tribe during the 1950’s

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Ruby P.

Racial Considerations within Implicit Association: The Ballet Industry in Tucson, Arizona

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Saba Z.

Path-finding and Path-correciton Algorithms for a Small Autonomous Robot

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