Back2Bates Summer Research Poster Session 2023

“Back to Bates: Homecoming and Family Weekend” will take place at Bates on October 6-7, 2023. Every year we highlight a POSTER SESSION ON STUDENT RESEARCH to inform parents and families about the sophistication of student research at Bates.


This year the session will take place on Friday, 6 October from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in the Perry Atrium of Pettengill Hall.  The Poster Session enables many students and faculty mentors to participate, and represents the breadth of student research and service-learning activities across the departments and programs of the curriculum.  The session provides an opportunity for families to learn more about student research in an informal, arena-style setting in which visitors can come and go, examine posters exhibited, or engage students and faculty in conversation, all at their own pace.  It is designed to be informative, informal, and fun for all involved.

Students who have received funding from the Dean of the Faculty’s Office are required to participate, unless they are studying off campus in the fall.   All other students IN ALL DISCIPLINES who have just completed summer research, curriculum development, or community-engaged projects are urged to participate.

Students may work individually or in groups, preparing posters describing research or service-learning projects with text, diagrams, maps, photographs, computer-generated images, photocopies, or other graphic material.  Posters will be mounted on wall boards in the Perry Atrium, so they MUST be display-ready and self-contained!  Participating students are required to be present for the 75-minute session to talk informally with guests and answer questions about their research; faculty mentors are encouraged to attend, too.