Engineering Physics

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

Randolph College banner in front of Main Hall

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 >>

Fun times with finite group invariants

Jude Quintero '20 (left) and mathematics professor Michael Penn work on an equation

One of the things Jude Quintero ’20 enjoys most about his Randolph experience is getting to know and work with his professors. This summer, he and mathematics professor Michael Penn are bonding over some advanced algebraic equations. “We’ve had a lot of fun,” Penn said. “If you understand this level of math and the language,... READ MORE >>

Society of Physics Students named Outstanding Chapter for 10th straight year

The annual Science Festival is one of the Randolph Society of Physics Students' biggest events. Here, a Randolph student shows children how to create a circuit.

The Randolph College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) recently reached a special milestone when it was recognized with an Outstanding Chapter award for the 10th-straight year. Presented by the national SPS organization, the designation honors the group for its activities during the 2016-17 academic year. Fewer than 8 percent of chapters are... READ MORE >>

National Science Foundation awards Randolph nearly $1 million in grant funds for SUPER program

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Randolph College has received a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant will fund the Step-Up to Physical Science and Engineering at Randolph (SUPER) program through 2021. Created in 2010, SUPER is a four-year program that provides scholarships to a select number of students each year. The program includes academic... READ MORE >>

Randolph to host international high school physics tournament

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More than 100 high school physics students and around 100 additional teachers, industry professionals, and other guests from around the world will travel to Randolph College for the annual United States Association for Young Physicists’ Tournament (USAYPT) next week. The first four rounds of the two-day tournament will take place Friday, Jan. 29, and rounds... READ MORE >>