science

Grimm hopes to bolster support for science programs as new Randolph College trustee

Elizabeth A. Grimm

Elizabeth “Liz” A. Grimm ’71 credits the rigorous science education she received at R-MWC for preparing her for graduate school and a successful career. Now a new member of the Randolph College Board of Trustees, she hopes to help more alumnae and alumni find success in science fields. A resident of Houston, Texas, Grimm is... READ MORE >>

Virginia Living magazine names Randolph a top college for science, math, and technology

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Now on newsstands, the State of Education issue of Virginia Living magazine has named Randolph as one of the state’s top colleges for science, math, and technology for 2015. The College is one of just 15 four-year schools to earn the recognition. In Randolph’s listing, Virginia Living highlights the Randolph Innovative Student Experience (RISE) Program,... READ MORE >>

Registration open for free Science Saturdays program for high school students

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What’s in sunscreen? What kinds of nutrients or pollutants are in the local water supply? What’s it like to be a science teacher? During Randolph College’s Science Saturdays, high school students will find out the answers to these everyday questions and more during free, hands-on lab activities and presentations. Each session begins at 10 a.m.... READ MORE >>

Randolph to host 17th annual MARCUS Conference

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Randolph College will host the 17th annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) on October 10. Since its inception in 1999, MARCUS has attracted students from colleges throughout Virginia and surrounding states. The event typically draws about 100 undergraduate researchers from a wide variety of academic disciplines, who showcase to showcase findings from research... READ MORE >>

SUPER students get a head start on college life

Physics professor Peter Sheldon speaks to SUPER students at Kings Dominion theme park - one of several field trip destinations during the program.

For the first-year students enrolled in the Step Up to Physical Science and Engineering at Randolph College (SUPER) scholarship program, life at Randolph College has already begun. As part of the two-week, three-credit SUPER College Transition Program, 23 students are getting a head start on math and science courses and learning about the services offered... READ MORE >>

Grant allows College to host training for local science teachers for sixth year

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Randolph professors Peter Sheldon, Peggy Schimmoeller, and Amanda Rumore want kids to love science. That’s the driving force behind their efforts to work with local public and private school teachers to provide more hands-on lessons and engaging experiences for area children. Last week, the team of professors was awarded a $139,526 grant from the State... 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 >>

Art and science meet in Oct. 8 lecture by National Gallery, London, collections director

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Ashok Roy will present a public lecture at Randolph at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 8. He will explain how science is used to shed light on art history, sometimes confirming or contesting the identity of the artist credited for a work of art.... 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 >>

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 >>