A Celebration of Student Academic Achievement


Friday, 29 March 2019


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.

Learn more about the Summit in this video perspective

This year’s Mount David Summit will take place on Friday, 29 March 2019. 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 11 February 2019. 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.