A Celebration of Student Academic Achievement

MDS 2024 Schedule

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, 5 April, 2024. 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. 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 and open to the Bates community as well as the general public.

Students! Presenter registration will open on 16 January 2024. 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