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Randolph to host 17th annual MARCUS Conference

Randolph College will host the 17th annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) on October 10. Since its inception in 1999, MARCUS has attracted students from colleges throughout Virginia and surrounding states. The event typically draws about 100 undergraduate researchers from a wide variety of academic disciplines, who showcase to showcase findings from research... READ MORE >>

SUPER students get a head start on college life

For the first-year students enrolled in the Step Up to Physical Science and Engineering at Randolph College (SUPER) scholarship program, life at Randolph College has already begun. As part of the two-week, three-credit SUPER College Transition Program, 23 students are getting a head start on math and science courses and learning about the services offered... READ MORE >>

Summer Research Program concludes with presentations

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... READ MORE >>

Summer Research brings magic to the Thoresen stage

Being in a theatre production is hard work. It’s even more difficult when just two people are doing the acting, creating the props and outfits, and writing the script. But with a little magic, Daisy Howard ’17 and Morgan Wardlaw ’17 are bringing all of those elements together for a special show. For their Summer... READ MORE >>

Randolph students assist in award-winning conservation project

Randolph students were actively involved in a conservation project in Italy that won an international award this summer. The Centro di Conservazione Archaeologica (CCA) in Cabras, Italy was awarded the 2015 Public Choice Award from Europa Nostra, a pan-European organization that strives to preserve natural and cultural history. The award recognized the organization for its... READ MORE >>

Student researching sociocultural effect of mills

Inspired by the work of a former Randolph professor, Ayla Hagen ’18 is conducting a Summer Research project that examines the socioeconomic effect of mills on their surrounding communities. Hagen is following in the footsteps of John K. Morland, a Randolph professor who wrote Millways of Kent. The book describes the role of “Kent’s Mill,”... READ MORE >>

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 >>

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