A Celebration of Student Academic Achievement

Friday, April 8, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the 2022 Mount David Summit will take place in person on the Bates campus. However, due to our ongoing commitment to public health and safety, this year’s Summit is open only to Bates students, faculty, staff, emeritus faculty, and the parents of senior presenters. We regret that we cannot invite a wider audience this year and hope we will be able to welcome the broader Bates community back to the Summit in 2023.


Schedules and Abstracts

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, April 8, 2022. The Summit is festive and informative; It’s 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.

The Summit will feature concurrent presentations throughout the afternoon as well as the annual Spring Dance Concert on Friday night and at several other times during the weekend. Students may present their work in poster sessions, in 15-minute talks, and in readings, performances, screenings, and exhibitions.

Events are scheduled to take place in person in Pettengill Hall, though, as always these days, we will watch public health developments and adjust if necessary. This year’s in-person Summit will be open only to current Bates faculty, students, and staff, as well as emeritus faculty. If these restrictions change, we will update this website.

Students! Presenter registration will open on February 4th, 2022. Students from all classes and disciplines are encouraged to participate in the Summit and must register in order to present. Please click on the Call for Student Presenters tab for more info on registering.

Learn more about the Summit in these video perspectives

View the poster sessions, talks and panels from the last Summit.