science

New Randolph program will recognize local science teachers

Area high school teachers participate in group activities at the Science Teaching Institute at Randolph in 2018

Talented area science teachers now have a new way to be honored for their work in the classroom, thanks to a new program from Randolph College. Beginning in the spring at the 2020 Randolph College Science Festival, Randolph will present annual awards to high school science teachers in the local area who have demonstrated excellence... READ MORE >>

Elizabeth Delery ’14 named Cell Culture Hero, will present worldwide webinar

Elizabeth Delery

Elizabeth Delery ’14 has been named a Cell Culture Hero by Gibco/Thermo Fisher, and will present a global webinar on July 31 at noon. Registration for the event is available at http://bit.ly/2Yml06h. Delery is a postdoctoral fellow for the physiology department at Louisiana State University’s Health Sciences Center, where she studies the neurobiological interactions of... READ MORE >>

Honor roll: Students inducted into national, international honor societies

The Randolph College banner

On Tuesday, Randolph students from a variety of academic departments were officially inducted into international, national, and College honor societies. Randolph’s 2019 inductees were: Psi Chi (Psychology) Rabiea Ashraf Waijha Ashraf Maida Choudery Alex Conway Tori Green Kyosuke Takano Agnes Reyes Merced   Phi Alpha Theta (History) Rebecca E. Lesnak Alexandra Murgas   Omicron Delta... READ MORE >>

Origami and engineers: SciFest speakers show interconnectedness of art and science

Jessica Sidebottom Jones ’17, Danielle Stone ’17, and Laura Williams spoke during the Women in Science Panel Friday

As Robert J. Lang clicked through a slideshow featuring his most impressive creations, the students in the audience gasped in amazement. His origami works include everything from a 500-micron bird that’s so small it can only be seen through a microscope, to a more than 20-foot-tall Hero’s Horse monument shaped like a Pegasus in Irving,... READ MORE >>

Top Teacher: Michaela Phillips ’17, ’19 M.A.T. receives ATE-VA award for research on learning strategies

Michaela Phillips teaching science at the Empowerment Academy.

On Thursday, Michaela Phillips ’17, ’19 M.A.T. earned the 2019 Teacher Candidate Research Award from the Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia (ATE-VA) for her project, “Alternative High School Classroom: Hands-On Learning.” In addition to her enrollment in Randolph’s Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program, Phillips is a science teacher at the Empowerment Academy... READ MORE >>

2019 Science Festival explores ‘The Art and Science of Origami’

Child participating in science activities during the 2018 Science Festival

Did you know there is a mathematical algorithm to the art of origami? Did you also know that the algorithms and theorems of origami design have shed light on long-standing mathematical questions and have solved practical engineering problems? Robert J. Lang, a physicist and one of the world’s leading origami artists, will explain the connection... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2018 inductees for national, international honor societies

Spring flowers in front of the Engagement Tower and Moore Hall.

On Tuesday, Randolph students from a variety of academic departments were officially inducted into international, national, and College honor societies. Randolph’s 2018 inductees are:   Psi Chi (Psychology) Tyana M. Martinez Brittany M. Lundy Kaitlyn R. Hevey Abigail M. Pannill   Iota Sigma Pi (Women in Chemistry) Valarie N. Osei-Akyeampong Katie M. Jones   Phi... 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 >>

Randolph trustee recognized as leader in STEM

Elizabeth A. Grimm

Elizabeth Grimm ’71, a member of the Randolph College Board of Trustees, was recently recognized among women leaders in science at the Ninth Annual Women in Science Excellence (WISE) Luncheon. Sponsored by BioHouston, Inc., the event celebrates the achievements of women in the Houston, Texas area who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in science and technology.... READ MORE >>