Colby Selected as Finalist in Tournament for Environmental Academics

Elimination Competition Judged by Distinguished Panel of Environmental Professionals; National Champion to be announced on April 2

City, State—March 13, 2012—The Environmental Studies program at Colby today announced that it has been selected as a “Sustainable 16” school in

Yiyuan Qin ’13 ES Major Awarded a Watson Fellowship

Selected as a 2012-13 Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Yiyuan Jasmine Qin ’12 will spend next year traveling to four continents to study river communities. Qin was one of 40 seniors graduating from college this year chosen to receive a $25,000 …

ES Student Wins National Title in 60 Yard Dash

GRINNELL, Iowa — Colby College’s Dom Kone (Bucksport/Bucksport, Maine) is a national champion and the fastest NCAA Division III men’s sprinter in the country for a second straight year.
Kone, a junior Environmental Studies Major, won the 60-meter dash at

New Assistant Prof. Joining ES Program, Fall of 2012

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Denise Bruesewitz will be joining the ES program in the fall of 2012


Dr. Bruesewitz is broadly interested in how human activities alter aquatic ecosystems and the services they provide. To explore these interests, she …

Colby’s ES Program Celebrates 40 years

The calm, shallow waters of Pattee Pond, in Winslow, are popular among waterfowl and human vacationers. But beneath the gently lapping waves, there are problems. In years past residents interested in improving the lake’s water quality had reached out for …