Biology

Diverse bird collection donated to Randolph

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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

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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

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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 >>

Summer Research student analyzes DNA to aid archaeological project

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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

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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 >>

Biology Professor Awarded Grant for Beech Tree Research

LYNCHBURG—A Randolph College biology professor has received a grant from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) that will help fund research on beech trees.
Ron Gettinger, biology professor and assistant dean, received the grant for his project, “Masting Behavior... READ MORE >>

Randolph Students/Faculty Hold Strong Showing at MARCUS Conference

Seven Randolph College students joined faculty members to present research at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Students (MARCUS) Oct. 10.
The conference, held at Sweet Briar College, focuses on the scholarship and research activities of undergraduate students. Randolph&... READ MORE >>

Randolph College Awards Tenure to Faculty Members

LYNCHBURG – The Randolph College Board of Trustees awarded tenure and promoted 10 faculty members to associate professor during its regular board meeting Feb. 9.
The promotion is effective July 1.
The Board of Trustees is expected to award tenure to an additional faculty member at... READ MORE >>