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A student carefully measures liquid being poured into a beaker

This fall, Randolph College will continue its popular (and free) Science + Art Saturdays, featuring a wide range of scientific and creative ventures for local high school students. Each session begins at 10 a.m. and includes lunch. Laboratory activities are taught by Randolph faculty, and interactive tours and art workshops are taught by staff from the Maier Museum... READ MORE >>

Science of sound keynote, alumnae panel kick off Science Festival Weekend

Nicholas Perna leads students on a vocal exercise using straws.

Randolph College’s 10th annual Science Festival is now underway, following a musical keynote performance and open class and an engaging panel discussion led by alumnae in science careers. The Science Festival continues this weekend with a wide variety of free, family friendly events and activities. For the keynote on Thursday evening, Nicholas Perna spoke—and sang—about... READ MORE >>

Science of sound keynote to highlight 10th annual Science Festival

A Science Day attendee takes a look through a microscope

Have you ever wondered how a small person can have such a big voice? Or, how does an opera singer belt the high notes so easily? Nicholas Perna will answer both of those questions and more in his keynote performance to headline the 10th annual Randolph College Science Festival. The Science Festival is a series... READ MORE >>

See the stars and planets at the Winfree Observatory Star Party!

Students use the telescope in the Winfree Observatory during a recent Star Party.

Randolph College will host several Star Parties at the Winfree Observatory this spring, including one this Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. During the Star Parties, Randolph students open the observatory to members of the campus community and the general public to use the telescope to view celestial objects. In case of inclement weather, check http://randolphscience.org to... READ MORE >>

Society of Physics Students named Outstanding Chapter for 10th straight year

The annual Science Festival is one of the Randolph Society of Physics Students' biggest events. Here, a Randolph student shows children how to create a circuit.

The Randolph College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) recently reached a special milestone when it was recognized with an Outstanding Chapter award for the 10th-straight year. Presented by the national SPS organization, the designation honors the group for its activities during the 2016-17 academic year. Fewer than 8 percent of chapters are... READ MORE >>

Society of Physics Students earns national award for community service

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Randolph’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) recently earned the 2016-17 Blake Lilly Prize from the national Society of Physics Students organization. The prestigious award recognizes the Randolph chapter’s community outreach efforts and dedication to physics education. The award was named in honor of Blake Lilly, a graduate student in atmospheric sciences at... READ MORE >>

Science + Art Saturdays begin this weekend at Randolph—register now!

A session about taking the perfect selfie, held at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College.

This fall, Randolph College will continue its popular (and free) Science + Art Saturdays, featuring a wide range of scientific and creative ventures. Each session begins at 10 a.m., includes lunch, and is open to any high school student. Laboratory activities are taught by Randolph faculty, and interactive tours and art workshops are taught by staff... READ MORE >>

Science Festival highlights alumnae science careers

Leslie Ann Jones '93, Katie Stewart Page '08, and Caitlin Unterman '12, '14 M.A.T., served as Women in Science panelists for the Randolph College Science Festival.

Three alumnae scientists, Leslie Ann Jones ’93, Katie Stewart Page ’08, and Caitlin Unterman ’12, ’14 M.A.T., returned to Randolph College Friday afternoon to discuss their experiences and share advice with current students aspiring to enter careers in the sciences. The Women in Science Panel discussion was part of Randolph’s 2017 Science Festival, which continues with... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s 2017 Science Festival to feature professional juggler, maker faire, and more

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A performance by a professional juggler, a maker faire, hands-on activities for children (and adults), and a panel discussion about science careers led by successful alumnae are just a few of the highlights of the 9th annual Randolph College Science Festival. The Science Festival of Central Virginia, hosted by Randolph College, is a series of... READ MORE >>

Alumnae scientists share career experiences with students

Catharine Smith Carty '75 (right) speaks during the panel discussion.

Three alumnae scientists, Aneliese L. Apala ’11, Catharine Smith Carty ’75, and Aliya Gifford ’04, returned to Randolph College Friday afternoon to discuss their experiences and share advice with current students aspiring to enter careers in the sciences. The Women in Science Panel discussion was part of Randolph’s 2016 Science Festival, which continues with events... READ MORE >>