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Student looks for leads in Summer Research

During her first year at Randolph, Di Bei ’18 performed as a flutist in the College’s Chamber Orchestra and completed a shadowing program with doctors at a local hospital—all while taking a full academic load. She’s spending her summer conducting advanced level chemistry experiments for her Summer Research project. Bei and chemistry professor Bill Bare... READ MORE >>

Students take the driver’s seat with Summer Research

For many years, it’s been widely believed that a vehicle’s back seat is the safest place in the event of a crash, but Russ Burt ’16 and Zach Vernon ’18 aren’t completely convinced. Instead, they, along with physics professors Peter Sheldon and Sarah Sojka, are focusing their Summer Research project on determining if there is... READ MORE >>

Summer Research takes student on a trip down memory lane

Samantha Strickler ’17 is happiest in a room full of books and historical documents. Thanks to her Summer Research project, the history major from Luray, Virginia, feels like she is spending the eight weeks of the program in paradise. Strickler and history professor Gerry Sherayko have spent the summer flipping through pages of old Lynchburg... READ MORE >>

Students get a ‘sample’ of environmental pollution testing during Summer Research

Dams have long been recognized as key contributors to producing clean energy through hydroelectric power, but one that is causing environmental concerns in Lynchburg is giving a group of Randolph researchers the chance to put their scientific skills into action—and help the community at the same time. Environmental science majors Allison Brooks ’18 and Melissa... READ MORE >>

Student research shows tiny houses can lead to big savings

After hearing a lecture on the benefits of micro housing during the fall 2014 semester, Sara Woodward ’16 joked with Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Chair of Environmental Studies, about building a “hobbit house” on the Randolph College campus. The idea became a serious one in the spring 2015 semester, when Woodward took Warren’s Energy... READ MORE >>

Students doing more than just squeaking by in Summer Research

Eric Huber ’18 and Noelle Wojciechowski ’17 are spending the summer creating efficient and affordable technology that will help Randolph researchers as well as college labs across the country collect and analyze ultrasonic vocalization data. To test the new tools they are building, the group is working with physics professor Katrin Schenk to track ultrasonic... READ MORE >>

Work by Randolph student and professor helps children understand the environmental impact of a local train derailment

Most children enjoy learning about trains, but something Thomas the Tank Engine doesn’t teach them is what happens when a train runs off the tracks. That’s where Addie Moore ’17 comes in. The curricular studies major from Lexington, Virginia is working with education professor Cheryl Lindeman on a Summer Research project designed to help young... READ MORE >>

Student and professor aren’t horsing around when it comes to Summer Research

Each morning, MacKenzi Brown ’17 arrives at the Randolph College Riding Center around 8 a.m. to groom and prepare four horses for a ride. But those rides aren’t just for fun–they’re part of a scientific study. Brown, a biology major from Colorado, has teamed up with biology professor Amanda Rumore for a Summer Research project... READ MORE >>

Randolph students make attractive presentation at national conference

A Summer Research project conducted in the summer of 2014 recently gained attention from professionals at a national conference in New York City. Sandeep Poudyal ’16, Lauren Mason ’16, and Dennis Goff, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology, presented and fielded questions from other researchers about their project, “Pitch of Voice and Type of... READ MORE >>

Summer research could reveal new methods of stopping allergic reactions

Allergens invade the airways of countless people each year, but two Randolph students and their professor are hoping to lead a counterattack this summer. Olivia Reed ’16 and Tetiana Poliakova ’18 have teamed up with biology professor Amanda Rumore for their summer research project, “Entry and Localization of Allergen Alt a 1 in Human Airway... READ MORE >>

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