Sharing your Work
Parents and Family Weekend Poster Session. Students who have conducted summer research supported by the dean of the faculty’s office are expected to present a research poster with information on the project at the annual Parents and Family Weekend Poster Session. Students who conducted summer research funded through other sources are strongly encouraged to present a poster at the session. Students studying abroad in the fall are exempt. See bates.edu/academics/educating/poster-session-2014/ for more information.
Mount David Summit. Students are also encouraged to share their research at the Mount David Summit, held at the end of the winter semester. See bates.edu/summit/ for more information.
Presentations at Scholarly Conferences. Students may be encouraged by their research advisor to present their research at a scholarly conference. Students may apply for funding through the Office of the Dean of the Faculty to support travel to conferences through two grant programs: the Bates Student Research Fund (all disciplines; bates.edu/academics/student-research/academic-year/bates-student-research-fund/ ) and the STEM Travel Grant Program (science and math; bates.edu/academics/student-research/academic-year/stem-travel-grants/). Current students and those who have graduated in the last twelve months are eligible to apply for conference funding.
Publications. Student research may result in a journal publication or may contribute to a chapter or book, usually co-authored with a faculty member. Preparing research for publication requires a commitment of time and attention beyond summer research or senior thesis, but students are encouraged to work with faculty to publish their work.