For 10 weeks this summer 15 undergraduates from across the country, including two from Colby, participated in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Bigelow Laboratory in East Boothbay, Maine, and four more Colby students interned at the lab. Selected from a pool of 250 applicants, the REU students were required to identify a research question, develop a proposal to study that question, conduct research, prepare an abstract and poster, and present their findings at a symposium.