Chemistry

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 >>

Crime lab internship gives student her own CSI experience

Lexi Harrington

Due to her lab experience at Randolph, Lexi Harrington ’15 grasped most of the techniques for the tests early on. She did learn a lot of new information, though, especially about the legal requirements for conducting crime lab work.... READ MORE >>

Solar-powered water purification

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Zhe Zhang ’15 set out to learn about solar-powered water purification. But his summer research project has taught him at least as much about determination and hard work. He has spent much of his summer trying to make one chemical reaction happen, which he originally assumed would take only a couple of days. But he... 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 >>

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 >>