Colby Chemistry graduates are everywhere.  Approximately two thirds of recent graduates pursue graduate studies in chemistry or biochemistry, medicinal, veterinary, or dental school, or other graduate programs such as engineering or law school.  Former graduates are professors, research scientists,  engineers, doctors, lawyers, and brewers. Others have taken positions in pharmacy, toxicology, environmental policy, banking, insurance, or the ministry. A major in chemistry can open the door to a wide variety of professional occupations.  Scroll through the slide show below for profiles of interesting alumni.

 

  • 2009 AACR national meeting in Denver with Chris Buros, Chris Lapointe, Kristina Langenborg, Lexie Praggastis, and Abbie Frederick

    2009 AACR national meeting in Denver with Chris Buros, Chris Lapointe, Kristina Langenborg, Lexie Praggastis, and Abbie Frederick

    Kevin Rice graduated with a degree in Biochemistry in 1996 and research experience with Professor Brad Mundy.  He went on to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 2000.  In 2001, during his time as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Yale University Department of Chemistry, Kevin returned to the Colby Chemistry Department as a seminar speaker.  After another position at Yale as an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Pharmacology, Kevin returned to Colby Chemistry for good.  He is now an Associate Professor teaching General Chemistry and Biochemistry and is helping mentor the next generation of Colby Chemistry majors in his research laboratory studying anticancer drugs.

     

     

  • Eric Roy '04 aboard the Melville communicating to the winch operator.

    Eric Roy ’04 aboard the Melville communicating to the winch operator.

    Dr. Eric Roy ’04 earned his Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Maine, where he developed novel sensor and analytical technologies used to study environmental processes.  As part of his research, he used these technologies in extreme field environments, including the Subarctic Pacific Ocean and Antarctica.  Upon graduation, Dr. Roy has continued developing and productizing analytical technologies and reactive nanomaterials in the private sector, most recently as the Product Manager for Rigaku Raman Technologies.

     

 

Colby Chemistry 2014.