marine science

New Randolph exhibit focuses on marine plastic pollution

“Entangled and Ingested,” which opens Jan. 12 in Hampson Commons, located in the Student Center, features seven life-sized collage portraits using plastic film to document animals that are harmed by marine plastic pollution.... READ MORE >>

Students visit Eastern Shore of Virginia for marine science field trip

Over several days, they assisted scientists at the University of Virginia’s Coastal Research Center with water quality monitoring.... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces new academic programs

Some of the programs, including computer science, marine science, and criminal justice/criminology, will be introduced for fall 2023. ... READ MORE >>

Hailey Gilman ’22 conducts research on NSF-funded vessel 

STEMSEAS is a program that provides ship-based experiences for students aboard National Science Foundation-funded research vessels.... READ MORE >>

Students looking for a faster way to study benthic microalgal communities

Sarah Sojka and her students are studying benthic microalgae, an important part of the seagrass community, to see how they’ve been impacted by a seagrass restoration project on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. ... READ MORE >>

Alumnae scientists return for Women in Science Panel

Maddy Carmain ’13, Quay Dortch ’70, and Scotti Estes ’76 discussed their lifelong passion for discovery during the Randolph College Science Festival’s Women in Science Panel on Friday. Carmain read National Geographic growing up, itching to learn more about nature. Estes was so drawn to it that, at age 7 or 8, she filled her... 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 >>

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 >>

Destination Adventure: Lydia Edwards ’19 spends winter break on research trip in San Salvador

Lydia Edwards ’19 examines a specimen during a scuba diving excursion in San Salvador.

Lydia Edwards ’19 spends winter break on research trip in San Salvador As Lydia Edwards ’19 descended the small, rickety ladder into the pitch-dark cave, she felt the temperature start to rise. At the bottom, she and her fellow researchers crawled on their hands and knees through the sweltering hot tunnels and climbed rock formations... READ MORE >>

Under (And Above) the Sea: Two internships. Two students. One passion.

Libby Exline '19 scuba diving off the coast of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Two internships. Two students. One passion. While Libby Exline ’19 was spending her summer in the warm, turquoise water snorkeling and scuba diving as part of field study of the coral reefs off the Turks and Caicos Islands, Kati Biggs ’18 was 1,500 miles away on a boat in a completely different environment, studying whales... READ MORE >>