Biology

Randolph students inducted into international, national honor societies

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On Tuesday, Randolph students from a variety of academic departments were officially inducted into international, national, and College honor societies. Randolph’s 2017 inductees are:   Psi Chi (psychology) Melissa Hussey Sydnee C. Waller   Iota Sigma Pi (women in chemistry) Drucilla A. Williams Tetiana Poliakova Sophia S. Dill   Lamda Pi eta (communications) Jordon Long... READ MORE >>

For the health of horses

SRP meds

A group of Randolph College students are spending the summer comparing the effectiveness of over-the-counter medications in treating a skin infection commonly found in horses and livestock. Jessica Sidebottom ’17, Jacquelyn Parman ’18, Di Bei ’18, and Callan Frye ’17 are participating in Randolph College’s Summer Research program and are examining Streptothricosis, commonly known as... READ MORE >>

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

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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

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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

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

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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 >>