Biology

Randolph M.A.T. graduate voted Lynchburg Living’s Top Teacher

Lynchburg Living cover

Caitlin Unterman ’12, ’13 M.A.T. received the most reader votes in Lynchburg Living’s second annual Top Teacher awards, and is featured on the cover of the March/April 2016 issue. In their nomination letters, voters lauded Unterman as an “innovative and exciting educator” and praised her for developing from scratch a Space Exploration course that connects... 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 >>

WildCats spend spring break with wild cats

tiger feeding

While most college students seek out sun and fun on the beach, a group of adventurous Randolph students spent their spring break hacking through the brush under the watchful eyes of 700 pound tigers. Eleven students volunteered with Carolina Tiger Rescue, a non-profit rescue sanctuary for wildcats in Pittsboro, NC.   The facility is home to... 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 >>

Diverse bird collection donated to Randolph

Photo of bird in hand

The Randolph College Natural History Collections Project (NHCP) recently celebrated a recent donation of almost 300 specimens of birds, including rare and extinct species.... READ MORE >>

Biology student tries out his wings with bird identification projects

Photo of Tristan Luxner looking for birds

A Lynchburg park will soon have documentation of the birds that call it home—thanks to a Randolph College student. Tristan Luxner ’15 spent part of his summer trekking through Ivy Creek Park with a camera and listening for bird calls. “I can isolate a lot of bird noises, and I can pick out ones that... READ MORE >>

SUPER program begins with crash test field trip

Photo of students with car

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 >>

Summer Research student analyzes DNA to aid archaeological project

Photo of student in lab

Ngoc “Kelly” Pham ’16 never considered herself a scientist until she had the chance to practice it firsthand at Randolph College. Pham just spent two months extracting DNA from old Tunisian bones to help determine how many people were buried at a 1,300 year-old crypt. A biology major, Pham is working on a Summer Research... READ MORE >>

Student explores more efficient soil remediation options

Photo of student in lab

This summer, Hannah Edwards ’16 is searching for a better way to remove toxins from soil. She started her summer research by contaminating several containers of soil with lead, an element that is known to cause developmental defects, especially in younger people. Then she started experimenting with plants to see which would best remove through... READ MORE >>

Randolph College Recognized for Work With Area Teachers

LYNCHBURG–The Virginia Math and Science Coalition has recognized a Randolph College program designed to help elementary and secondary teachers learn more effective ways to teach science as a 2012 Program That ... READ MORE >>