Summer research 2015

Students doing more than just squeaking by in Summer Research

Physics Professor Katrin Schenk (right) assists Eric Huber ‘18 and Franziska Klostermyer '15 with a programming component of their project developing an ultrasonic vocalization research system.

Eric Huber ’18 and Noelle Wojciechowski ’17 are spending the summer creating efficient and affordable technology that will help Randolph researchers as well as college labs across the country collect and analyze ultrasonic vocalization data. To test the new tools they are building, the group is working with physics professor Katrin Schenk to track ultrasonic... READ MORE >>

Work by Randolph student and professor helps children understand the environmental impact of a local train derailment

Addie Moore '17 meets with Cheryl Lindeman to discuss the lesson plan she is developing to help children understand the environmental impact of the 2014 Lynchburg train derailment.

Most children enjoy learning about trains, but something Thomas the Tank Engine doesn’t teach them is what happens when a train runs off the tracks. That’s where Addie Moore ’17 comes in. The curricular studies major from Lexington, Virginia is working with education professor Cheryl Lindeman on a Summer Research project designed to help young... READ MORE >>

Student and professor aren’t horsing around when it comes to Summer Research

MacKenzi Brown rides one of the horses (Charlie) involved in her Summer Research project while professor Amanda Rumore tracks readings on an iPad.

Each morning, MacKenzi Brown ’17 arrives at the Randolph College Riding Center around 8 a.m. to groom and prepare four horses for a ride. But those rides aren’t just for fun–they’re part of a scientific study. Brown, a biology major from Colorado, has teamed up with biology professor Amanda Rumore for a Summer Research project... READ MORE >>

Summer research could reveal new methods of stopping allergic reactions

From left, Olivia Reed and Tetiana Poliakova work in a lab with biology professor Amanda Rumore.

Allergens invade the airways of countless people each year, but two Randolph students and their professor are hoping to lead a counterattack this summer. Olivia Reed ’16 and Tetiana Poliakova ’18 have teamed up with biology professor Amanda Rumore for their summer research project, “Entry and Localization of Allergen Alt a 1 in Human Airway... READ MORE >>

Summer research project tests the minds of Randolph student, professor

Professor of Psychology Rick Barnes and Sarah Ballard-Abbott '16 look through historic psychological tests in the College's psychology lab.

Randolph College’s psychology lab was founded in 1891-the same year as the institution itself-and was one of the first 20 such collegiate labs in the country. “That makes some of the equipment and tests we have here really historically valuable,” said psychology and environmental studies professor Rick Barnes, who is partnering with Sarah Ballard-Abbott ’16... READ MORE >>