Four seniors—Becky Forgrave, Theresa Petzoldt, Emily Arsenault, and Grace Reville—will miss senior week to attend the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) May 18-23 in Portland, Ore. Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Denise Bruesewitz is also attending and will talk about Colby’s research buoy in Great Pond, Goldie, and about her work in NYC on nitrogen cycling in estuaries since Hurricane Sandy.

Participating organizations include the Society for Freshwater Sciences, the Association of Limnology and Oceanography, the Society for Wetland Science, and the Phycological Society of America. Arsenault won a Society for Freshwater Sciences travel award, and each student received an award from the Dean of Academic Affairs Office to support travel. The theme of the JASM conference this year is Bridging Genes to Ecosystems: Aquatic Science in a time of Rapid Change.”