Mathematics

Teaching the teachers

Participants in Randolph's teaching institute work together to build a structure that would be tested on the shake table.

As adjunct education professor William Eggl explained the final steps of the algebraic equation on the white board, one of the middle school teachers in the Martin Science Building lecture hall exclaimed, “Oh, my gosh. It’s so simple!” Eggl was one of several Randolph faculty members sharing new instructional techniques this week at the College’s... READ MORE >>

Making Internet security add up

Mathematics professor Jia Wan observes as Mengjin Sun '19 and Nhut Dang '18 study an equation.

Two Randolph students are using Summer Research as an opportunity to examine the critical role that math plays in cybersecurity. Mengjin Sun ’19 and Nhut Dang ’18 are working with mathematics professor Jia Wan to analyze the Diffie-Hellman problem (DHP). The DHP is a mathematical problem first proposed by Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman in... READ MORE >>

SUPER program begins with crash test field trip

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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 >>

The Game of Life takes on a new dimension in Summer Research

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Two Randolph students and a mathematics professor have developed an interactive, competitive version of Conway’s Game of Life. A 3-D version is on the way, too.... 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 >>

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 Students/Faculty Hold Strong Showing at MARCUS Conference

Seven Randolph College students joined faculty members to present research at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Students (MARCUS) Oct. 10.
The conference, held at Sweet Briar College, focuses on the scholarship and research activities of undergraduate students. Randolph&... READ MORE >>