As part of the National Science Foundation Award for the Integration of Research and Education (NSF-AIRE) grant received by Colby College, a student research symposium was organized by the Dean of Faculty and the first annual session was held in April 2000.
A current College goal is to engage as many Colby students as possible in significant research projects that lead to presentation of results before their peers, at professional meetings, and in refereed publications. To further this goal, the multi-departmental student research symposium was initiated by Dean of Faculty, Edward Yeterian.
In 2014 the symposium was re-conceptualized and became CLAS: Colby Liberal Arts Symposium.
Submissions from 2007
An Injection-locked Diode Laser for Cold Rydberg Atom Experiments, Margaret S. Martei, Anders P. Wood, and Duncan A. Tate
The Influence of Gender and Facial Appearance on Voting Practices, Kelsey O'Brien and Amy Reynolds
Photochemical Production of MicromolarSuperoxideStandards in Aqueous SolutionT, T. C. Ong and D. W. King
Conceptualizing Wilderness Through GIS, Sarah Stevens
Voices of the Poor: Poverty and Growth in Albania, Magda Tsaneva
Characterization of AFN1, a Gene Associated with Cereal Grain Germination, Tenzin Tsewang and Russell Johnson
Getting Hitched: Weddings and Reality Television, Amanda Vickerson
A Pollen Chase Experiment; Examining Varying Levels of Embryonic Inbreeding Depression, Emily Wilson and Judy Stone
Submissions from 2006
Terror Management Theory and Belief in an Afterlife, Gillian C. Butsch, Melissa A. Crawford, Lauren A. Erickson, and Cassie M. Green
The Impact of Land Use Patterns and Watershed Characteristics on China Lake, Kennebec County, Maine, Rachel N. Carr, Caroline A. Polgar, Jakob B. Moe, F. Russell Cole, David H. Firmage, and Kirsten L. Ness
The Isolation and Characterization of Multiply Antibiotic Resistant Strains of Fish Pathogenic Flavobacterium Species, Sarah E. Clark, JaeHee Yun, and Justin Guay
Abstracts of Presentations, Colby College
Schedule of Presentations, Colby College
Website: 2006 Colby College Undergraduate Research Symposium, Colby College
The Economic Effects of Ski Resorts on Communities in the State of Maine, Rachel Freierman