environmental science

2021 graduate joins Randolph as new sustainability coordinator

Randolph’s new Sustainability and Special Projects Coordinator Riley Lorson ’21 is following in the footsteps of her predecessors by upholding Randolph’s commitment to the environment.... READ MORE >>

Virginia Heat Watch: Summer research focusing on climate vulnerability as part of statewide project

Randolph is one of 12 institutions in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) collaborating on Virginia Heat Watch, which will map and analyze where residents are most at-risk during heat waves.... READ MORE >>

Small but mighty: Summer research evaluating the diversity of microscopic algae from the Eastern Shore

Aleighson Robertson ’24 scrolls through the images on her laptop, pointing out the microorganisms captured on each frame.... READ MORE >>

Randolph students continue ongoing project with 500-Year Forest Foundation

They are focusing on old growth forest assessment and invasive species management, building on work done during Randolph’s Summer Research Program in 2019.... READ MORE >>

Warren to lead regional efforts for statewide heat mapping project this summer

Karin Warren landscape

The project, called Heat Watch, will study where residents are most at risk during extreme heat waves.... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor, students continue water quality monitoring project despite pandemic

Randolph’s 18-year streak studying the Blackwater Creek continued in 2020—just with some masks and social distancing thrown in.... READ MORE >>

Warren presents at environmental studies conference, elected to board of directors

Karin Warren landscape

Warrin, who was elected to serve on the AESS board of directors for a second term in June, made two presentations, including “Connecting Campus and Communities for Climate Justice” and “Getting the Most of External Reviews: Before, During, and After.”... READ MORE >>

Forestry internship gives Randolph student a taste of field work

Mitchell Doss '21 on the job as a Virginia Department of Forestry intern.

Doss spent his four-week internship working with the VDOF’s professional foresters and technicians. Assigned to every county and city in the state, their duties include providing forest management advice and other landowner services, wildfire protection, and timber harvest inspections to ensure water quality. ... READ MORE >>

Randolph student receives recognition from Udall Foundation

Paige Edwards '21

Paige Edwards ’21, who is double majoring in chemistry and environmental science, was recently selected as an honorable mention for the highly competitive 2020 Udall Undergraduate Scholarship. ... READ MORE >>

Experience Matters: Randolph grad spends the year working as part of the Chesapeake Conservation Corps

Tyrah Cobb-Davis ’19 has conducted restoration work at various sites in Virginia and Maryland as part of her work with the Chesapeake Conservation Corps.

Tyrah Cobb-Davis ’19 has known for a long time that she wants a career in the environmental conservation field. The hard part has always been choosing a direction. That’s why she took advantage of every environmental opportunity she could find while at Randolph. Her classes, internships, and especially a Summer Research project studying the implementation... READ MORE >>