What’s it like to take a college class? Find out on Science + Art Saturdays this fall.
These labs, workshops and interactive tours are taught by Randolph College professors and professional experts from the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College.
September 3, 2022
Marc Ordower, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Come see what amazing things you can do with math!
September 10, 2022
Sarah Sojka, Associate Professor of Enviromental Studies and Physics
We use water to generate electricity, drink, clean, and much more. Given the importance of water, understanding water quality is crucial. In this lab, we will use biological and chemical techniques to examine local water samples and explore why water quality varies among the samples.
September 17, 2022
Lesley Shipley, Assistant Professor of Art History
Art and Activism with Professor Lesley Shipley
October 1, 2022
Ann Fabirkiewicz, Professor of Chemistry
Often in forensic work there is a need for a quick and simple test in the field to determine if a substance is a cause for concern (or arrest!). Using simple, over the counter medications as examples, we will look at the chemical basis for some tests, then use them in the lab to identify an unknown white powder.
October 8, 2022
Debbie Spanich, Museum Registrar, Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College
Behind the Scenes at the Maier with museum registrar Debbie Spanich
October 22, 2022
Katrin Schenk, Associate Professor of Physics
In this session we will learn a bit of Matlab programming to visualize real protein folding data!
October 29, 2022
Amanda Rumore, Professor of Biology
Did you know that scientists have even developed specific methods which allows them to extract and analyze DNA from even a single cell? In this session you will have the chance to extract DNA from your own cells and learn how to use a web-based program to analyze DNA sequences.
November 5, 2022
Jia Wan, Associate Professor of Mathematics
You will develop a robot battle tank to fight against other tanks using programming in Java.
November 12, 2022
Painting En Plein Air with artist Dan Shipley
November 19, 2022
Karin Warren, Professor of Environmental Science
Sky watchers know the view above our heads is filled with extraordinary things—rainbows and double rainbows, ice crystal haloes, aurorae, and clouds of astounding variety. We’ll explore some meteorology and physics behind a variety of atmospheric phenomena, and learn when, where, and how to keep our eyes on the skies to spot them.
November 26, 2022
Blair Gross, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Have you ever wondered how your minds see and hear the world around us? In this class we will explore a variety of mind-blowing visual and taste illusions that teach us the inner workings of how our perceptual systems construct our experiences of the world around us.
December 3, 2022
Laura McManus, Curator of Education, Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College
Focus on the Annual with Laura McManus
December 10, 2022
Meghan Halbrook, Professor of Sports & Exercise Studies
Carolyn Sarson, Professor of Sport & Exercise Studies
Learn about the physical and mental aspects needed in order to be successful in a sport performance environment. A number of hands-on, challenging activities will be presented for practical learning opportunities.