A Celebration of Student Academic Achievement
Friday, 3 April 2015
The Mount David Summit is Bates’ annual campus-wide celebration of student academic achievement. The Summit highlights undergraduate research; student creative work in art, dance, theater, music and film/video; projects conducted in the context of academic courses; and community-engaged research. The Summit spotlights the rich intellectual life of our students. The event is sponsored by the Dean of the Faculty’s Office and the Student Research Program.
This year’s Mount David Summit will take place on Friday, 3 April 2015. There are concurrent presentations in the afternoon as well as a dance concert on Friday evening. Students present their work in poster sessions, in 15-minute talks, and in readings, performances, screenings, and exhibitions. Most events take place in Pettengill Hall.
The Summit is festive and informative, and draws a large crowd of students, faculty, staff, and parents. It is a wonderful opportunity for first-years and sophomores to test their presentation skills in a supportive environment, and gives more advanced students the chance to present their individual research to a wide audience. The Summit illuminates the depth and expanse of scholarship among Bates students.
Students from all classes are encouraged to participate in the Summit and must register in order to present. The registration deadline is 13 February 2015. It is essential that students planning to use PowerPoint or other media indicate their needs in detail on the online registration form when registration takes place.
The Summit and Religious Holidays in 2015
The 2015 Mount David Summit takes place on 3 April which is the first night of Passover and Good Friday (Western tradition). Students whose religious practices will affect their availability to present at the Summit are encouraged to consult with their faculty advisors. Families and other guests visiting the campus for the Summit will be invited to join Good Friday observances and that evening’s Passover Seder.