In keeping with our commitment to fostering critical thinking skills, BASIS.ed incorporates interdisciplinary coursework throughout our program. We believe that teaching students to make connections across disciplines, to ask questions and seek solutions and answers across traditional disciplinary boundaries, produces creative and independent thinkers and prepares our students for life and work in the 21st century.

1607_056_SeniorProjectSaturday_Rohini_Nott_.jpgWhile all BASIS.ed coursework includes some level of instruction in interdisciplinary thinking, the Senior Project is perhaps the most salient example of these skills at work. Although BASIS Independent Manhattan doesn't offer a high school program just yet, our students can continue into our PreK-12 sister school, BASIS Independent Brooklyn.

Each year, the BASIS.ed community has the pleasure of celebrating the accomplishments of our entire network of students, participating each year in the presentations of their findings. The richness of the accomplishments of the students knows no limit; we'll share with you each week the abstracts and videos for you to get to know some of our students. Meet Rohini N., BASIS Chandler Class of 2016, and keep reading for her presentation abstract.


Rohini Nott, BASIS Chandler

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Karen Fought
External Advisor: Dr. Battuvshin Lkhagvasuren
Location: Barrow Neurological Institute



Rat models have shown that heating an injured rat leads to higher morbidity. As patients with
traumatic injury are unable to thermo-regulate on their own, management of their individualized
treatment is very important. The research I conducted has the capability to provide additional information to clinical response teams as to how they should treat the brain in times of
extreme heat or cold. Knowing which specific area of the rat’s thermoregulation centers affects
their cognizant response to extreme temperature is vital, as the information can be then applied to humans in treatment of injuries that occur in times of direct exposure to extreme temperature.

For more, read Rohini's blog documenting her experience during her Senior Project.

To read more about our experience at this year's Senior Project presentations, don't miss this post. Curious to learn more? Join us at an upcoming event:

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