Environmental Studies

Summer Research projects aim to increase food sustainability and security

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Two Randolph students focused on sustainable food supplies in research projects this summer. Paul Rush ’16 worked on a project that would allow Randolph students to help feed people in need in the Lynchburg community. Hailey Nguyen ’15 investigated steps the College could take to improve sustainability of its own food services operations. Rush started... READ MORE >>

Student research examines effects of filtering rainwater for later use

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This summer, two Randolph students and a professor worked together on a research project designed to find out whether a filter can increase the quality of water in a rainwater storage system, such as a rain barrel, enough to make it more usable.... READ MORE >>

Biofilm research could shed light on erosion control

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By studying 12 bubbling bins of water and sand in the basement of Martin Science Building, two Randolph students hope to shed light on ways to reduce coastal erosion. Each bin contains various amounts of nutrients designed to help promote the growth of biofilm, microorganisms that stick together in the sand, as well as a... READ MORE >>

The Princeton Review names Randolph one of the top green colleges in the United States

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Randolph College is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review, which last week published its fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.”... READ MORE >>

2013 Heritage Tree is historic cedar at Randolph College

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A large tree that has graced front campus more more than 100 years was honored as Lynchburg’s Heritage Tree of 2013 today. The award was announced in an Arbor Day ceremony at Lynchburg’s Sandusky Middle School. Mark Gilbert, Randolph’s grounds supervisor, accepted the award on behalf of the College. Marge Denham speaks about the deodar... READ MORE >>

Randolph Receives $600,000 Grant from the National Science Foundation

LYNCHBURG—A $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program will allow Randolph College to make college mor... READ MORE >>

Randolph College Recognized for Work With Area Teachers

LYNCHBURG–The Virginia Math and Science Coalition has recognized a Randolph College program designed to help elementary and secondary teachers learn more effective ways to teach science as a 2012 Program That ... READ MORE >>

Randolph College Junior Earns Honorable Mention from Udall Foundation

LYNCHBURG–A Randolph College student has once again earned recognition from the prestigious Udall Foundation. Louise Searle ’12, who is majoring in environmental studies, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Udall Scholarship competition.
The Udall Scholarship for Excelle... READ MORE >>

Randolph College Senior Earns Coveted Spot at Sorensen Institute

LYNCHBURG – Danielle Simms ’10 has been selected to attend the 2010 College Leaders Program conducted by the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
The competitive program brings together students from across Virginia to stud... READ MORE >>

Megan Roberts ’10 Selected For Preservation Institute Nantucket Summer Program

Megan Roberts ’10 has been selected to represent Randolph College at the 2010 Preservation Institute Nantucket Summer Program. Robert’s $5,500 stipend was made possible by the generosity of A.J. and Lynne Land ’60.
The eight-week summer program allows students to participat... READ MORE >>