Senior Projects

BASIS.ed Senior Projects

BASIS Senior Projects are a point of pride for students, teachers, parents, and staff at our schools, and one of the most unique aspects of the BASIS.ed academic program. Senior Projects offer an opportunity for our high-performing students to demonstrate the knowledge and research skills they have developed in a subject area about which they are passionate. Students who successfully complete a Senior Project earn a distinction of High Honors on their diploma.

BASIS students team up with corporations, entrepreneurs, agencies, and researchers on the cutting-edge across myriad fields nationally and internationally. But this is not just an internship, because BASIS students bring an exceptional level of expertise and fresh eyes to the entities they support. While the average student at BASIS.ed will have completed six AP classes prior to being accepted into our Senior Project program, and our graduates have taken an average of nine AP courses, it is the Senior Projects program at BASIS.ed that sets students apart to the most prestigious universities in the world, and differentiates them from other students their age. Via the program, our students know they measure up outside of the BASIS classroom, a notion that will serve them very well in college and the workforce.

The Senior Project program was developed to foster in our students' valuable insight about utilizing their knowledge in the real world, while maintaining a sense of intellectual curiosity during the research-and-application process. Senior Projects requires students to work at a public or private sector institution, or enroll in a college or university's external study program, and ultimately present their Senior Project to the entire school community, parents, and guests. The internship or study program can be located anywhere in the United States or around the world, and should be related to the course of study that the student intends to pursue following high school graduation.


If your business or institution is interested in becoming a mentor for the BASIS Senior Project Program, please contact Julia Toews at

The Senior Project is a selective program that involves an off campus research project or internship of the student's choice and design. Students select a BASIS faculty member as their advisor and work with a mentor at their 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. Below are links to the schools student's senior project blogs.

Student Topic Faculty Advisor
Briones, JaredBusiness Campaign for ASU Baja TeamMr. Robert Wooley
Gandhe, NikhilThe Effects of Hydration on BatteriesMrs. Teva Clark
Huang, LiwenAdvancement in Battery TechnologyMrs. Teva Clark
Idouraine, NassimSAE Baja: SuspensionMrs. Sandhya Jayaraman
Kumar, RohitMetal Organic Frameworks (MOFs): Analyzing its Properties and General ApplicationsDr. Pete Delannoy
Nawar, AfraEnhancing the Efficiency of Solar Water Splitting TechnologyMr. Derek Ray
Rahman, FarhanASU Polytechnic SAE Mini BajaMr. Derek Ray
Ravikanti, ArkeshMini Baja SAEMr. Derek Ray
Ahmed, KinzaThe Connection Between Alzheimer's and Brain TraumaDr. Karyn Fought
Alam, MariamThe Mechanisms of Telomerase and Relation Between its SubunitsDr. Pete Delannoy
Kailas, SivaDeveloping a VacuStor Integrated Device for Small-Scale Blood Collection and StorageMr. Matt Cole
Khan, SamdeetImpact of Riluzole on SynaptogenesisMr. Matt Cole
Kondury, KasyapThe Quantification of Neuroligand-1 and Glypican-4 in Diffuse TBI Tissue in the Memory Related AreasMr. Matt Cole
Nott, RohiniAnalyzing the Effect of Brain Lesions on Pain Sensitivity in RatsDr. Karyn Fought
Parekh, TashaPost-Traumatic Brain InjuriesMrs. Vidya Ananthnarayan
Robles-Castano, LizettePostpartum Depression: A Concern and Part of the JobMatt Smith
Shnowske, SamThe Glycemic ResponseMs. Alayna Terrell
Singh, NikhitaThe Identification and Analyses of Insulin Resistant GenesMrs. Vidya Ananthnarayan
Surendra, LikithThe Utilization of a Novel Genome Editing Technique to Study Select Neural Ion ChannelsDr. Karyn Fought
Sharmas, ShreeyaAttitudes of High School Students Towards Mental IllnessMrs. Boxrud
Hatalkar, RohilEvaluating and Managing Airline Resources Through Computer Science and Communication EnhancementsMr. Bryan Campo
Khan, FarhanScheduling in the Spark Cloud Computing SystemDr. Patricia Pearson
Kulkarni, SidharthQuestion Answering Using Knowledge Description Graphs and FreebaseMrs. Sandhya Jayaraman
Meyyappan, HariDigital Marketing: The Importance of Content Creation and Promotion in Modern Day BusinessMrs. Marina Kirk
Patel, DylanRetirement Fund Management Services: Analyzing AXA 401k Sales with Competing Investment FirmsDr. Patricia Pearson
Ravichandran, AnirudhTechnical Challenges Facing the Gaming Industry in ArizonaMr. Bryan Campo
Setjodiningrat, VanessaYouth Perspective on Start-up App MarketingMatt Smith
Siddique, ShababCost Analysis of New Record Keeping Requirements for Public Health Programs and Research DocumentsMrs. Suba Rajasekaran
Madison, ElizabethMusic TherapyDr. Mark Aquilano
Nair, AditiA Look into the World of JournalismMrs. Marina Kirk
Ramesh, NeelAn In-Depth look at Voting Patterns through the lens of the Bernie Sanders CampaignMr. Paul Curtice
Waqas, LaibaWrongful Convictions in Criminal CasesDr. Jennifer Parchesky
Student Topic
Alves, GustavoPets Impact on Sleep Quality
Shin, GraceART: Autism Redifining Talent
Tagliarini, Nick3rd Party Interference with IBOSS
Yono, IsabelleMediating the Media: Stereotypes in the Field of Law
Appel, LaurenThe Wright Stuff for STEAM Education
Johnson, SethRising Above Circumstances: Perception of Homelessness
Llave, RussellThe Effects of Acid and Salt on Hydrogels
Ono, AmaliaThe Democracy of Art in the Public Sphere
Attias, ShirAudience Engagement: Tke Key to Successful Prevention Methods
Jajj, SeeratConcrete Proof through MALDI: Applications Beyond Engineering
Malladi, RohithAssessing the Impact: The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury Over Time
Waaler, MaxStatistics and Slot Machines
Barnitt, ElizabethThe Lost Art of the Bookstore
Calo, MichelinaMaternal Influence on Premature Babies
Mcmanus, MatthewLean Manufacturing: Chopping off the fat, keeping the juicy, meaty remains
Yang, GeorgeMore than Chopped Liver: Quantifying Image Features for Fatty Liver Disease
Calhoun, CaseyPlaying with Words
Kannan, NithinUnbalancing Balanced Boardgames
Lincoln, RachelColor, Emotion, and Narrative in Animation
Malakian, ArminBehind the Scenes of Casino Slot Machines
Kistler, StephenThe Balance of Power
Majhail, KomalThe Kneed for a Solution: Improving the Approach for Diagnosing an Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty
Tadj, KayvonMaking Smart Inverters More Intel-igent
Vange, HannahMaking Things Up: An Exploration of Special Effects
Bucchireddigari, BhanuCalming Nerves: Diabetic Neuropathy
Burge, AlisonA Wounderful Journey Through Wound Care
Fabre, EveFinding the Code to Success: Marketing through Social Media
Jenkins, KeananCreating a Hybrid Novel
Godart, MaximeNo Country For Urban Doctors
Miss Ozuna, AleFame After Death: The Immortality of Frida Kahlo
Shenroy, SauravAutomated Testing Using C Sharp (or Not So Smart?)
Yang, AliceIt's Knot an Unknot (or Not?)
Gilmour, SebastienThe Future of Prosthetics
Saggau, GriffinVirtual Reality: A Game Changer
Venugopal, PoojaAtypical vs. Classical Rett Syndrome
Carlson, MiaHashtags for Health: Social Media Marketing of TPN 2000
Chu, VanessaSlicing into Pediatric Surgery
Popescu, AlexTotally Retro: Creating an Old-Fashioned Video Game with Modern Spunk
Van Reede Van Oudshoorn, LukeThe Troubles and Their Effects on Contemporary Northern Irish Society
Kovach, KyleTotally Retro: Creating an Old-Fashioned Video Game with Modern Spunk
Mohan, VaibhaviAgainst All Odds: Finding My Identity As A Musical Theatre Artist
Naik, SparsheeMRI: My Radiology Insight
Pasha, SaifCan an iOS Application Help Identify Stress Patterns in Adolescents?

Senior Projects: 2015

Sydney Hech

Charlotte Godart

Coleman Ellis