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Summer Research student analyzes DNA to aid archaeological project

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Ngoc “Kelly” Pham ’16 never considered herself a scientist until she had the chance to practice it firsthand at Randolph College. Pham just spent two months extracting DNA from old Tunisian bones to help determine how many people were buried at a 1,300 year-old crypt. A biology major, Pham is working on a Summer Research... 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 >>

Solar-powered water purification

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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

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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 >>

Psychology students present research at annual VPA meeting

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Several Randolph College psychology seniors presented their research papers at the annual meeting of the Virginia Psychological Association in Norfolk, Va. The seniors and their presentation titles are listed below. Jacob Hood ’14 and Robert Villanueva ’14 (presented by Jacob Hood): Effects of Race and Socioeconomic Status on the Perceived Credibility of Eyewitnesses Alexis Arnett... READ MORE >>

Symposium of Artists and Scholars celebrates student excellence

The sixth annual Symposium of Artists and Scholars will include more than 60 presentations highlighting Randolph College students’ scholarly work and creative ventures. The symposium will take place Thursday and Friday. Students will present research on a wide range of topics, such as the effects of dance exercise on coordination improvement, the role fungi play... READ MORE >>

RISE Program Provides Funds for Students’ Scholarly Pursuits

Randolph College is pleased to announce the Randolph Innovative Student Experience (RISE) Awards. Beginning in the Fall 2009, every first-year Randolph College student will be eligible to receive a RISE Award during his or her junior or senior year. The grant provides funds for use in research, scholarly or creative pursuits of the student’s choosing.... READ MORE >>

Randolph Students Make Strong Showing at Research 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’s students and faculty members reported the results of research and experiments conducted through the college’s Summer... READ MORE >>