Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
Bates Student Research Group, 1935
The Bates Student Research Group was established as the Bates Society at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1935 in honor of the late professor George A. Bates, D1889, M1903, G1904. Bates was a Tufts alumnus who later taught histology and biology at both the medical and dental schools from 1896 until his death in 1925. He was well known for his research and publications in the field of histology.
The Bates Student Research Group acts as the local chapter of the Student Research Group of the American Association for Dental Research.
The Bates Student Research Group defines its objectives as: 1) Increasing information about research opportunities at Tufts, especially for first year students. 2) Increasing communication between students and Tufts faculty regarding research opportunities. 3) Discussing research currently being conducted at Tufts and other dental schools.
Bates also gave his name to Bates-Andrews Day, an annual opportunity for Tufts Dental School students to present research in dentistry and special interest fields. Bates-Andrews Day was established in the 1930s, and is held each year in February or March.