Chemistry

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 >>

SUPER program begins with crash test field trip

Photo of students with car

First-year students arrived for the Step Up to Physical Science and Engineering at Randolph (SUPER) program on Wednesday. For the next two weeks, the students will take courses designed to give them a head start on their pathway to becoming scientists and engineers.... READ MORE >>

Crime lab internship gives student her own CSI experience

Lexi Harrington

Due to her lab experience at Randolph, Lexi Harrington ’15 grasped most of the techniques for the tests early on. She did learn a lot of new information, though, especially about the legal requirements for conducting crime lab work.... READ MORE >>

Solar-powered water purification

Photo of student working in lab

Zhe Zhang ’15 set out to learn about solar-powered water purification. But his summer research project has taught him at least as much about determination and hard work. He has spent much of his summer trying to make one chemical reaction happen, which he originally assumed would take only a couple of days. But he... READ MORE >>

Student explores more efficient soil remediation options

Photo of student in lab

This summer, Hannah Edwards ’16 is searching for a better way to remove toxins from soil. She started her summer research by contaminating several containers of soil with lead, an element that is known to cause developmental defects, especially in younger people. Then she started experimenting with plants to see which would best remove through... READ MORE >>