Physics

Randolph professor featured on NPR

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Katrin Schenk, a Randolph physics professor, and her students are at the forefront of research using technology to help patients with dementia. ... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s 2015 Science Festival draws thousands to campus

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Thousands of people of all ages took advantage of a range of free activities during Randolph College’s 2015 Science Festival this weekend. The event kicked off with Rebecca Thompson, head of public outreach from the American Physical Society (APS) and also author of the popular comic series, Spectra: The Laser Superhero. Thompson’s lecture on Thursday... READ MORE >>

Physics professor explains reports of booming sounds

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The local ABC affiliate WSET recently asked Peter Sheldon, a Randolph College physics professor, to give a possible explanation for reports of “loud booms” that they had heard.... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor explains 2011 earthquake’s far-reaching impact

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WSET asked Sarah Sojka, an environmental studies and physics professor, to explain a recent report that asserts a 2011 earthquake in Virginia shook more people than any other quake in U.S. history.... READ MORE >>

Society of Physics Students earns national recognition again

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This is the 7th year in a row that the Randolph chapter of the Society of Physics Students has won the Outstanding Chapter award.... READ MORE >>

Crash Course

SUPER program field trip to visit the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in Ruckersville, VA

Randolph’s SUPER program, which helps students prepare for science and engineering careers, has grown significantly in the past two years.... 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 >>

Internship helps physics student get started in 3D imaging business

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Mark Patterson’s internship with a 3D imaging company has helped him discover his hopeful career. “I get to do anything with 3D scanning and 3D modeling,” he said. “It’s an ever changing world.”... READ MORE >>

Medical technology research involving Randolph students gets $10 million grant

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Randolph students developed smartphone-powered mobile monitoring technology that is now a part of a major research collaboration that aims to improve health care for patients with dementia.... READ MORE >>

Listening to mouse calls to understand autism

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Researchers have long studied the way mice behave, interact, and react to changes in their environment to help reveal ideas about humans and other animals. This summer, two Randolph students added sound to that body of knowledge. Katrin Schenk, a Randolph physics professor, has involved students in research on mouse vocalizations for several years. This... READ MORE >>