Engineering Physics

Peter Sheldon wins national Society of Physics Students award

Physics professor Peter Sheldon gives a demonstration for the Physics Phun event during WildCat Weekend

Last week, he was named the Society of Physics Students’ Outstanding Chapter Advisor for 2022-23.... READ MORE >>

The financial viability of rainwater harvesting at the center of summer research project

Rainwater harvesting—the collection of run-off from a structure to store it for later use—can be a powerful tool in combating water supply problems, but questions still remain about its financial viability.... READ MORE >>

Summer research project investigating navigation with smartphone sensors

It all started with roller coasters. ... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2020-21 Academic & Leadership Awards

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2020-21 award winners ... READ MORE >>

Alumna's foundation awards $30,000 grant to support SUPER

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Randolph College has been awarded $30,000 from the Barbara C. Noyes Charitable Foundation, Inc., to support the Annual Fund for Step Up to Physical Science and Engineering at Randolph (SUPER). Created in 2010, SUPER is a four-year program that provides scholarships to a select number of students each year. It includes academic services, tutoring, special... READ MORE >>

National Science Foundation awards nearly $1 million to Randolph's SUPER program for mental health, inclusion initiatives

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This is the third time the College has received a grant from the NSF in support of SUPER. In 2013, Randolph was awarded a $600,000 grant that helped expand the program, followed in 2016 by $1 million that funded it through 2021.... READ MORE >>

Two students selected for new study abroad opportunity at Queens University Belfast 

Gunnar Copeland (left) and Wade Hall

Since he arrived at Randolph, Wade Hall ’21 has dreamed of studying abroad. Now, thanks to a new partnership between Randolph and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), he’ll get to spend a semester abroad in Ireland. What’s more, he’ll get to experience it with one of his best friends, Gunnar Copeland ’21.  The two students are... READ MORE >>

More than scratching the surface: Students test durability of antimicrobial materials

Leif Kvarnes and professor Peter Sheldon build a machine to test the durability of antimicrobial surface samples

If you’ve recently visited a public place such as a gym, an airport, or a doctor’s office, you might have noticed a rough texture applied to the door knobs, toilet handles, and other frequently touched surfaces. The special material is called an antimicrobial surface, and many businesses are now incorporating the self-cleaning technology to help... READ MORE >>

Heat of the summer: Students research effects of climate change, heat stress on seagrass beds

(From left) professor Sarah Sojka, Alex Kulvivat, Paige Edwards, and Jdody Misidor in the water along the eastern shore of Virginia.

Alex Kulvivat ’22, an aspiring aerospace engineer, has always enjoyed building and creating things. Though he knows the path to achieving his career goal is a long, difficult one, he is already gaining plenty of field experience. “Back in high school, I made a couple of products, and one was a posture training device,” Kulvivat... READ MORE >>

Summer internships: Q&A with Alex Clem ’19

Alex Clem '19 stands next to a cannon used on a ship in WWII.

From as close as downtown Lynchburg to as far as Vietnam, Randolph students are applying the skills they learned behind the Red Brick Wall in exciting internships across the world this summer. For this post, we asked physics major Alex Clem ’19 a few questions about his internship at Dahlgren Naval Base in Dahlgren, Virginia.... READ MORE >>