A Celebration of Student Academic Achievement

Join us on Friday, April 8, 2022.

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.

Registration will open on February 1st, 2022. More information will be forthcoming.

Thank You to Donors Who Support Research

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This year’s Mount David Summit will take place on Friday, April 8, 2022. There are concurrent presentations throughout the day as well as a dance concert on Saturday evening. Students present their work in poster sessions, in 15-minute talks, and in readings, performances, screenings, and exhibitions. Events will be on Zoom and related platforms, and will be open to all.

The Summit is festive and informative, and draws students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, community partners, and members of the incoming first-year class. 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 February 21, 2022.

Information on attending the Mount David Summit will be forthcoming on this website.