Colby astronomers Dale Kocevski and Elizabeth McGrath are among a select group likely to receive the first light from NASA’s revolutionary James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in November.
Jin Goh unearths people’s perceptions of sexual harassment victims—and the consequences of those mental images..
At Maine’s Pemaquid Point, Associate Professor Bill Sullivan studies past—and future—tectonic activity.
Poet Adam Giannelli, a visiting assistant professor of English at Colby, was a graduate student when he wrote “Stutter,” a poem about the everyday experiences of people who stutter, like himself.
At Colby you’ll spend January doing just one thing of your choosing. Our innovative winter term is about exploration, expansion, freedom, and the chance to really focus. Do research in Belize. Shadow an oncologist at a local hospital. Take an internship in Miami. Become an EMT. Make a movie. Follow your fascination. Try something entirely new. Whatever it is, spend January in motion.
The Colby Liberal Arts Symposium (CLAS) is a celebration of student scholarship. For one day each year, the Colby community comes together to recognize and celebrate students’ many forms of scholarly engagement.
The Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat (CUSRR) is a two-day symposium and retreat in The Forks, Maine, featuring student talks and poster presentations on a wide variety of topics.
The Colby Achievement Program in the Sciences (CAPS) is for incoming Colby students from groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in the sciences.
The Presidential Scholars Program offers the top students in each incoming class opportunities to conduct research alongside world-class professors as soon as they arrive on campus along with access to a pool of grants to design their own projects.
The Pulver Science Scholars Program funds and facilitates high-level student research with Colby faculty at places like The Jackson Laboratory, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, among others.
The Lunder Institute creates a unique space for scholarship, creative works, dialogue, and mentorship among visiting scholars and artists, Colby faculty and students, and the central Maine community. Anchored by the remarkable Lunder Collection, it facilitates global institutional exchange and trains future leaders in the field of American art through the Colby College Museum of Art and partner institutions.
This Colby Lab establishes a pipeline for ambitious and talented students from all backgrounds to pursue College-funded research, internship, and global opportunities to prepare for careers in biotechnology, biomedicine, ocean sciences, genomics, and bioinformatics.
This Colby Lab will connect students from disciplines across the curriculum to organizations in Maine and beyond focused on environmental sustainability and climate change. Students will conduct research on Maine’s coast, lakes, and forests, working closely with faculty to understand changes to complex systems and their far-flung effects.
Combine the study of computer science with a variety of fields across the curriculum and gain tailored expertise in the way cutting-edge technologies can affect and shape our knowledge of the world.
Through Colby’s annual humanities themes, innovative courses promote experiential learning by incorporating hands-on observation, experimentation, and skill-building perspectives more commonly associated with the natural sciences. Courses across the humanistic disciplines turn the Colby Museum of Art, Special Collections in Miller Library, and locations across Maine into laboratories.
The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement brings Colby students, faculty, and staff together to make connections between work in the classroom and contemporary political, economic, social and environmental issues. Founded in 2003 with a generous gift from Colby Trustee William Goldfarb ’68, P ’00, the center aims to link the Colby community with local, state, national, and international leaders to explore creative, interdisciplinary approaches to complex challenges.
The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights was established in 1998 by a generous grant from the Oak Foundation. Each year, it hosts an Oak Human Rights Fellow to teach and conduct research while residing at the College. The Institute organizes lectures and other events centered around the fellow’s area of expertise.
Interested in engineering but want to attend a liberal arts college? At Colby you can do both. Our dual-degree programs allow you to graduate from Colby and obtain an engineering degree from either Dartmouth College or Columbia University.
The first cross-disciplinary institute for artificial intelligence at a liberal arts college, the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence will facilitate faculty and student research using rich datasets with real-world consequences.
At Colby you’ll be a resident of Maine, but a citizen of the world. An international student body makes campus a global gathering place, and nearly 70 percent of students choose to live and learn abroad. You’ll choose among 200 programs in more than 60 countries—for a semester or for a year or for the month of January. Through cultural immersion, you’ll learn how to navigate a world with rapidly shifting boundaries.