LEWISTON – Robert O. Dion of Lewiston, Kathryn M. King of Turner and Juyoung Shim of Auburn recently participated in the third annual Mount David Summit, a campus-wide exposition of student academic work at Bates College. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Faculty, the summit is designed to celebrate intellectual life at Bates.

More than 150 students gave short talks and readings, screened videos, exhibited artwork and presented posters in disciplines ranging from anthropology to women’s and gender studies.

Dion presented a poster titled “Perceived Body Image.” A senior majoring in psychology, he is the son of Diane Dion of Lewiston and Robert Dion of Freeport and is a 2001 graduate of Lewiston High School. Dion has been a member of the football team at Bates since 2001 and was on the men’s outdoor track team in 2004.

King, together with six other students, presented a poster titled “Biofilms: The Secret Life of Bacteria.” She also presented her own poster, “The Implementation and Evaluation of the Group Health-Visit Model.”

King, a senior dean’s list student, is a biology major. The daughter of Neal and Kathryn King of Turner, she is a 2001 graduate of Leavitt Area High School. King was on the Bates women’s basketball and outdoor track teams in 2001-02.

She did an internship with Collaborative Refugee Services Program, Lewiston, and volunteered for the Leadership Academy, both in 2002. King participated in the Career Discovery Internship Program in 2003, was a junior adviser in 2003-04, a resident coordinator in 2004-05, and a member of the Bates Emergency Medical Services. She participated in the 2004 Mount David Summit.

Shim presented a poster titled “Investigation of the Encyphalomyocarditis Virus 3C Protease Containing Polyproteins in vivo Expression System.” Shim, formerly of Korea, is a senior dean’s list student. A biological chemistry major, she is a 1989 graduate of Shinmyung Girls’ High School, Inchon, Korea. The wife of Changsu Lee, an instructor at CMTC, and mother of Hana Lee, Shim is a Bates Dana Scholar. She participated in the 2004 Mount David Summit.


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