Chemistry

What’s in Your Hair?

Chemistry professor Ann Fabirkiewicz and Drucilla Williams '18

Drucilla Williams ’18 can’t help herself from thinking about the chemistry behind everyday items and activities. This summer, she’s putting that curiosity to the test. The chemistry major from Jamaica is examining something that directly affects everyone’s daily routine—their hair. Williams is partnering with chemistry professor Ann Fabirkiewicz for the Summer Research project, “Lipid Fingerprinting... READ MORE >>

Randolph honors students with 2017 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College students were recognized on Wednesday with numerous academic and leadership awards. This annual event honors students who have excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. SEE PHOTOS ON THE RANDOLPH COLLEGE STUDENT LIFE FACEBOOK PAGE Academic Departmental Awards included:   Art and Art History Rachel Trexler Ellis... READ MORE >>

Randolph students inducted into international, national honor societies

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On Tuesday, Randolph students from a variety of academic departments were officially inducted into international, national, and College honor societies. Randolph’s 2017 inductees are:   Psi Chi (psychology) Melissa Hussey Sydnee C. Waller   Iota Sigma Pi (women in chemistry) Drucilla A. Williams Tetiana Poliakova Sophia S. Dill   Lamda Pi eta (communications) Jordon Long... READ MORE >>

2016 graduate hired as research chemist

Yashaswi Shrestha ’16

Yashaswi Shrestha ’16 was recently hired as a research chemist for Beautycounter, a beauty and personal care company based in Santa Monica, California. A chemistry major when she was at Randolph, Shrestha now researches, screens, and reviews chemicals and ingredients used in the company’s products, ensuring that they are both safe to use and not... READ MORE >>

Randolph student participates in national climate science research

Allison Brooks '18

This summer, environmental science major Allison Brooks ’18 was one of 13 students from across the nation selected to participate in Penn State University’s Climate Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). During the 10-week program, Brooks put her chemistry and environmental science knowledge to the test in the... READ MORE >>

For the health of horses

SRP meds

A group of Randolph College students are spending the summer comparing the effectiveness of over-the-counter medications in treating a skin infection commonly found in horses and livestock. Jessica Sidebottom ’17, Jacquelyn Parman ’18, Di Bei ’18, and Callan Frye ’17 are participating in Randolph College’s Summer Research program and are examining Streptothricosis, commonly known as... READ MORE >>

Grimm hopes to bolster support for science programs as new Randolph College trustee

Elizabeth A. Grimm

Elizabeth “Liz” A. Grimm ’71 credits the rigorous science education she received at R-MWC for preparing her for graduate school and a successful career. Now a new member of the Randolph College Board of Trustees, she hopes to help more alumnae and alumni find success in science fields. A resident of Houston, Texas, Grimm is... READ MORE >>

Student looks for leads in Summer Research

Chemistry professor Bill Bare looks at colored solutions prepared by Di Bei '’18 that may be used to test water contamination levels.

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 >>

Art and science meet in Oct. 8 lecture by National Gallery, London, collections director

Photo Ashok Roy

Ashok Roy will present a public lecture at Randolph at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 8. He will explain how science is used to shed light on art history, sometimes confirming or contesting the identity of the artist credited for a work of art.... READ MORE >>

Randolph honors three alumnae with Achievement Awards

Achievement Award presentation dinner

Ann Close ’56, Gonul Velicelebi ’73, and Ellen Suthers ’73 received Alumnae Achievement Awards.... READ MORE >>