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Associate Professor of Chemistry Karena McKinney, poses for a portrait in the Perkins Arboretum. She has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study emissions from trees, known in the world of science as biogenic volatile organic compounds.

Understanding the Air We Breathe

Associate Professor of Chemistry Karena McKinney teams with Davis Institute for AI on prestigious NSF grant

Brad Mundy and Kevin Rice at a chemistry bench

Professor Brad Mundy Honored with Memorial Lecture

The Chemistry Department recognizes transformative contributions of the recently deceased professor

Pedro Santos ’26, Thor Gabrielsen ’26, and Eddie O’Sullivan ’26

Camaraderie and Competition Spur Excellence in Mathematics

An academic friendship bolsters three sophomores’ scores in the field’s preeminent competition

Robert Gastaldo — Whipple Coddington Professor of Geology, Emeritus, poses for a portrait at his home in Harpswell.

An Ancient Tree Leads to New Understanding

A tree fossil that Colby researchers helped interpret enriches our perspective of a mysterious period in Earth’s past

Loren Walensky and Tommy DeAngelis in lab

Twenty Years of Colby Students and Cancer Research

Pediatric oncologist Dr. Loren Walensky isn’t a Colby alum, but since 2005 he’s hosted students and young alumni in his award-winning Dana-Farber lab

Yannik Buchi in Long Island City

He Discovered Software Engineering and Found Himself

Yannik Büchi ’17 double majored in French and biology, and today he’s a full-stack software developer at real estate startup Upright

Composite of tenured faculty

Tenure Awarded to Five Faculty Members

Hailing from the Natural Sciences Division, the professors are also named Haynesville Project Fellows

Scholarship Stories from 2023

Our faculty’s research had a broad impact across disciplines during the past year

Finding Direction through Sea Change

Colby’s partnership with the Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences helps students plot their career course

Zhazira Koldasbay ’26 and Das Thamattoor

Saving the World with Science and Technology

Now in its fourth year, the Pulver Science Scholars Program paves the way for the next generation of scientific innovators