marine science

Students begin summer research on the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Students collect samples on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Some sit in the boat, while others are in the water in wetsuits.

The project brings together two fields—marine science and computer science—that, at first glance, might not seem like a natural fit.... READ MORE >>

New marine science major opens world of opportunities for students

Randolph’s new marine science program is one of the only programs of its kind in Virginia.  ... READ MORE >>

Transfer student Q&A: Sydney Preas ’26

This is part of a series profiling Randolph College transfer students. ... READ MORE >>

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 >>