LEWISTON — Mount David Summit, the college’s annual campus-wide celebration of student academic achievement held in late March, shows the depth and expanse of scholarship among Bates students, highlighting 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.

Jennifer Bergeron, who is majoring in biological chemistry, delivered a presentation titled “mRNA Processing in Borrelia burgdorferi.” Her research was supervised by Paula Schlax, associate professor of chemistry. Bergeron, the daughter of Kathleen T. Bergeron of Lewiston, is a 2010 graduate of Lewiston High School.

Devon Brown, who is majoring in mathematics, delivered a presentation titled “Combating the Spread of Malaria with the Power of Mathematics.” His research was supervised by Meredith Greer, associate professor of mathematics. Brown, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Brown of Newry, is a 2010 graduate of Gould Academy.

Peter Cowan, who is majoring in German, delivered a presentation titled “Food, Work and Love: Far beyond the Forests and Survival in Post-World War II Transylvania.” His research was supervised by Raluca Cernahoschi, assistant professor of German. Cowan, the son of Mr. Jonathan G. Cowan and Dr. Julia D. Schubert-Cowan of Bethel, is a 2010 graduate of Gould Academy.

Easton Morang, who is majoring in music, delivered a presentation titled “The Functions of Reference and Cultural Capital in Hip-Hop.” His research was supervised by Dale Chapman, associate professor of music and African American Studies. Morang, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith E. Morang of Winthrop, is a 2010 graduate of Winthrop High School.

Alex Parker, who is majoring in politics, delivered a presentation titled “Engaging with Maine: Documentaries on Ten Political Organizations.” His research was supervised by John Baughman, associate professor of politics. Parker, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Parker of Lewiston, is a 2011 graduate of Saint Dominic Academy.

Albert Shi, who is majoring in physics and mathematics, delivered a presentation titled “Fair Division of Desirable Commodities.” His research was supervised by Meredith Greer, associate professor of mathematics. Shi, the son of Dr. Zhicheng Shi and Dr. Hong Lin of Lewiston, is a 2010 graduate of Lewiston High School.


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