mathematics

Code Ninjas: Internship allows two Randolph students to share passion for coding with young children

Terrell Rorie ’22 and Jaylan Thompson ’22 interned for Code Ninjas, a program where kids learn to code while building their own video games, this summer. As they gain new skills in coding, math, logic, and problem-solving, these students progress from a white to a black belt.... READ MORE >>

Summer research looks at symmetries in mathematical objects

Summer Research 2021 Penn

Their project involves vertex algebras, an important class of mathematical objects that serve as a bridge between seemingly disparate areas of mathematics and quantum physics—from number theory to string theory.... READ MORE >>

Making it count: Randolph math professor finds success on YouTube

At the beginning of 2020, he had 1,000 subscribers, which grew to 50,000 by the end of that summer and continues to climb. At the end of March, he had more than 135,000 subscribers and was averaging 1.5 million views a month.... READ MORE >>

Randolph computing programs receive grant to increase gender diversity

Randolph College’s computing programs have received a boost from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT).... READ MORE >>

An inadvertent viral hit: Randolph math professor’s kind sense of humor catapults him to TikTok fame

A charming, but accidental interaction made Marc Ordower an internet sensation recognized not only on TikTok, but in several online media outlets around the world.... READ MORE >>

Randolph Announces 2019-2020 Academic and Leadership Awards

Randolph College banner in front of Main Hall

Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: Aisha Downs Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Lewis Ward Awarded annually with preference given to a graduating senior studio art major. The criteria for the selection shall include inherent artistic talent and academic performance, along with the intention to pursue a... READ MORE >>

Innovative equations: Randolph senior helps local business develop new process during internship

Jude Quintero ’20

HVAC equipment heavily relies on closed-loop feedback systems. In order to maintain desired aspects like temperature, water flow, airflow, and humidity, you must understand and configure three process variables from a complex differential equation. The process is not easy and requires field tuning via trial and error.... READ MORE >>

Growth & Change: Randolph expands curriculum with several new programs

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The new programs include a master’s program that is the first of its kind in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, two majors, and a minor.... READ MORE >>

Math professor publishes book chapter and presents at special session

Michael Penn

Randolph College mathematics professor Michael Penn recently published a chapter in the Springer INdAM book series. The chapter, titled “Permutation Orbifolds of Fermionic Vertex Superalgebras,” was part of the book Affine, Vertex, and W-algebras. The work described orbifold algebras for rank 3 free and symplectic fermion algebras, and in the case of the free fermion... READ MORE >>

Quintero places in top third among contestants in regional math competition

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

A Randolph student earned a spot near the top of the final standings in a competition that included 758 participants from more than 200 colleges and universities across the East Coast. Jude Quintero ’20 placed 166th in the annual Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest (VTRMC), which was held in the fall. The VTRMC, which began... READ MORE >>