Local high school students can get a glimpse of what it’s like to take a college class thanks to Randolph’s long running Science + Art Saturdays.
The free, hands-on labs, workshops, and interactive tours are taught by Randolph professors and professional experts from the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College.
This fall, students will get the chance to study topics ranging from forensic chemistry and DNA forensics to art and activism to the psychology and physiology of sport.
Each session begins at 10 a.m. and lasts about two hours, with registration closing at noon the day before. Students who attend four science sessions are recognized as Science Scholars, and those who attend three art sessions are Art Scholars. Art sessions meet at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, 1 Quinlan St., and science sessions are in the Martin Science Building on campus.
The next session, scheduled for Sept. 10, focuses on groundwater contamination. Sarah Sojka, professor of environmental studies and physics, will lead students in using biological and chemical techniques to examine local water samples.
Sessions continue every Saturday through December. Other topics to be covered include robocode programming, visual allusions, meteorology, and plein air painting. Two sessions will go behind the scenes at the Maier, followed by one in December that will focus on the College’s Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art.
Find the full schedule and register for sessions at https://www.randolphcollege.edu/admission/visit/science-art-saturdays.