For the past twenty five years, summer research on the Colby College campus has been an excellent experience for many students and faculty. In an effort to strengthen this successful program, the faculty and administration began the Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat in 2008. All Colby summer research assistants are invited to participate in CUSRR. The first day of the event is dedicated to student research – a symposium featuring student talks and posters followed by a keynote lecture by an esteemed Colby alum. The second day features recreational activities – predominantly whitewater rafting.
The Colby Undergraduate Research Retreat takes place each year at Crab Apple Whitewater, located in The Forks, Maine, nestled on the Kennebec River. Crab Apple Whitewater is owned by the family of Rob Peabody ’96.
Many thanks to all of those who made CUSRR 2012 another terrific success!
Congratulations to the 101 student presenters who did a terrific job sharing their research with the nearly 150 participants of CUSRR 2012! A special congratulations to this year’s award winners:
Tara Chizinski, Geology – “Gregory C. Pomeroy Award”
Julia Blumenstyk, Psychology – “William H. Koster Award”
Nicholas Papanastassiou & Caitlin Vorlicek, Economics – “John C. Chahbazi Award”
Oral Presentation Award:
Miia-Liisa Termonen, Czarina Evangelista, and Anna Caron, Psychology
Ai Phuong Tong, Chemistry
Runners-up: Alexandra Brown and Adam Thompson, Psychology; Rebecca Newman, Economics; Lindsey Pruett, Government
Poster Presentation Award:
Clara Bicher and Sara George, Geology
Runners-up: Miia-Liisa Termonen, Czarina Evangelista, and Anna Caron, Psychology; Rhiannon Archer and Kelsey Park, Psychology; Waylin Yu and Ariel Batallan, Psychology
Please contact Professor Kevin Rice with questions about CUSRR 2012.