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Summer Research Program concludes with presentations

Samantha Strickler '17 presents the results of her research on the history of the Rivermont Historic District.

Samantha Strickler ’17 presents the results of her research on the Rivermont Historic District.

Students participating in the 2015 Summer Research Program presented the results of eight weeks’ worth of lab work, cultural and historical studies, and even dancing and acting routines during final presentations today.

“The 2015 Summer Research Program has had a great group of dedicated and engaged students,” said Amanda Rumore, a biology professor and director of the Summer Research Program. “The faculty mentoring has been wonderful as well. I am impressed with how much each group has accomplished this summer.

“For the students, this experience will be quite valuable to their future,” she added. “It has already prompted spin-off independent study project ideas and will potentially lead to future internships in the following summers. For our rising seniors, the experience will help guide their senior projects and be a highlight of their job and graduate school applications in the coming year.”

For more information about the students and their projects, see the following links:

• Di Bei ’18: “Application of a Modified Dithizone Analysis Technique to Environmental Samples–Bringing Wet Chemistry into the 21st Century” – http://www.randolphcollege.edu/news/2015/06/student-looks-for-leads-in-summer-research/

• Sarah Ballard-Abbott ’16: “Exploring Early Psychological Tests: Researching the Randolph College Collection” – http://www.randolphcollege.edu/news/2015/06/summer-research-project-tests-the-minds-of-randolph-student-professor/

• Ayla Hagen ’18: “Fiber Connections: Comparing the Mill Culture of Lynchburg, Virginia and the Mills of South Carolina” – http://www.randolphcollege.edu/news/2015/07/student-researching-sociocultural-effect-of-mills/

• Addie Moore ’17: “What Happens When the Train Runs Off the Track: Developing a Problem-Based Learning Module to Help Children Understand the Environmental Impact of the Lynchburg Train Derailment” – http://www.randolphcollege.edu/news/2015/06/work-by-randolph-student-and-professor-helps-children-understand-the-environmental-impact-of-a-local-train-derailment/

• Daisy Howard ’17 and Morgan Wardlaw ’17: “Theatre Magic: Creating Black Art Illusions in Performance with the KTMA Arts Ensemble” – http://www.randolphcollege.edu/news/2015/07/summer-research-brings-magic-to-the-thoresen-stage/

• MacKenzi Brown ’17: “Analysis of Working and Resting Heart Rate in the Randolph College Riding Program Horses” – http://www.randolphcollege.edu/news/2015/06/student-and-professor-arent-horsing-around-when-it-comes-to-summer-research/

• Tetiana Poliakova ’18 and Olivia Reed ’16: “Entry of Allergen Alt a 1 in Human Airway Epithelial Cells” – http://www.randolphcollege.edu/news/2015/06/summer-research-could-reveal-new-methods-of-stopping-allergic-reactions

• Eric Huber ’18 and Noelle Wojciechowski ’17: “Building an Efficient, Hyper-Usable, Inexpensive, Ultrasonic Vocalization Data Collection and Analysis System” – http://www.randolphcollege.edu/news/2015/06/students-doing-more-than-just-squeaking-by-in-summer-research/

• Russ Burt ’16 and Zach Vernon ’18: “Who Gets to Ride Shotgun? The Impact of Seat Position on Occupant Safety During Motor Vehicle Collisions” – http://www.randolphcollege.edu/news/2015/06/students-take-the-drivers-seat-with-summer-research-2/

• Samantha Strickler ’17: “A History of the Rivermont Historic District” – http://www.randolphcollege.edu/news/2015/06/summer-research-takes-student-on-a-trip-down-memory-lane/

• Melissa Pasierb ’17 and Allison Brooks ’18: “Evaluating Containment Trapping Behind Dams on the James River” – http://www.randolphcollege.edu/news/2015/06/students-get-a-sample-of-environmental-pollution-testing-during-summer-research/

• Hagay Haut ’16 and Sara Woodward ’16: “The Tiny House at the Tiny College: Design and Assessment of Sustainable Micro-Housing Alternatives” – http://www.randolphcollege.edu/news/2015/06/student-research-shows-tiny-houses-can-lead-to-big-savings/


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