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Randolph adds computer science minor

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Randolph College students now have the opportunity to take a computer science minor. The new academic program was recently approved by faculty and is open to students immediately. The first elective course will be offered starting in spring 2018 and the core courses will begin in fall 2018. Current first-years and sophomores are eligible to... READ MORE >>

Randolph student ranks first in state, 12th nationally in math competition

Anh Vo '18 ranked first in Virginia and 12th in the nation at a recent Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest (VTRMC). Here, he is shown working with mathematics professor Marc Ordower on his 2016 Summer Research project to create a competitive, 3-D version of John Conway’s Game of Life.

A Randolph student ranked first in Virginia and 12th in the nation in a recent Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest (VTRMC). Anh Vo ’18 was one of 674 students competing. VTRMC, which began in 1979, is the second-largest undergraduate mathematics competition in the United States. Top institutions such as Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Williams College, Duke,... READ MORE >>

Making a game out of Summer Research

Anh Vo '18 and mathematics professor Marc Ordower play John Conway's Game of Life.

Anh Vo ’18 has spent the summer playing and developing the Game of Life™ with one of his favorite professors. But this is no Hasbro board game with tiny, plastic cars or fake money—this game is reserved for those with the most advanced skills in mathematics. For Summer Research, Vo is working with mathematics professor... READ MORE >>

Randolph Mathletes Finish Strong in National Competition

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(left to right) Pujan Shrestha ’15, Hart Gillespie ’15, Zhe Zhang ’15, Si Thu Aung ’16, Marc Ordower, Duc Dang Dinh ’16, Nam Hoang ’15, and Tung Tran ’15 A team of Randolph College students recently scored in the top fifth of all participating colleges and universities in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, a prestigious and famously... READ MORE >>