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Science Fest 2016 to feature panel of alumnae scientists

Activities and events during Science Fest weekend!

A regional LEGO competition, demonstrations of science in music, the popular Science Day for elementary school children, and inspirational stories from successful alumnae scientists will be just some of the highlights of the 8th annual Randolph College Science Festival. The Science Festival is a four-day series of free events that allow the public to discover... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s Society of Physics Students named national Outstanding Chapter

Physics students

The Randolph College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter award for the eighth-straight year. Presented by the national SPS organization, the designation honors the group for its activities during the 2014-2015 academic year. “Being recognized by the national committee is significant for us,” said Peter Sheldon, a Randolph... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s 2015 Science Festival draws thousands to campus

SciFest - Randolph College

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 >>

Former astronaut encourages scientific exploration and persistance

Leland Melvin

Former astronaut Leland Melvin kicked off the Randolph College Science Festival with a lecture about his journey to becoming an astronaut. He advised students in the audience to explore science by experiencing it and never giving up. Melvin explained how he gained experience in science while growing up in Lynchburg with parents who were teachers.... READ MORE >>