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Sheldon records lecture for College Board’s AP program

Physics professor Peter Sheldon gives a demonstration for the Physics Phun event during WildCat Weekend

Randolph College physics and engineering professor Peter Sheldon recently recorded an online lecture for the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) program.... READ MORE >>

A hands-on approach: Summer Research focusing on curriculum guide for teachers

Summer Research 2020 - SciFest

The Science Festival curriculum guide Zoe Waring ’22 is creating for her Summer Research Project is full of activities teachers can use in their own classrooms. It’s the kind of work she wishes was available when she was in school.... READ MORE >>

President’s end-of-year message to alumnae and alumni

Aerial view of Randolph and the surrounding community in Lynchburg, Va.

It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of the academic year. These past weeks have been filled with challenges and uncertainty as we have all tried to adjust to the world as we know it today.... READ MORE >>

Randolph physics professor presents research

Peter Sheldon

Randolph physics professor Peter Sheldon recently presented research conducted by himself and fellow physics and environmental science professor Sarah Sojka at the annual national meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in Orlando, Florida. The research was titled “Cohort Intervention Impacts on Undergraduate Science Students’ Success.”... READ MORE >>

Randolph Society of Physics Students wins another national recognition 

A Randolph student gives a physics demonstration during the 2019 Randolph College Science Festival

The Randolph College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won yet another Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS national office. The annual designation is given to fewer than 15 percent of all SPS chapters at colleges and universities in the United States and internationally, and Randolph has now received the award for... READ MORE >>

Sheldon named runner-up for national Society of Physics Students award

Peter Sheldon

Peter Sheldon, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics & Engineering at Randolph, has been selected as a runner-up for the national Society of Physics Students’ (SPS) 2019 Outstanding Chapter Advisor award.  Sheldon was nominated by his students, who spoke highly of the impact he has made on their college experience and their lives.  “He... READ MORE >>

Physics students present research at national conference

From left: Jude Quintero '20, Joe Vazquez '20, Hailey Gilman '21, Kyle Miller '20, Jackson Powell '21, Leif Kvarnes '20, and physics professor Peter Sheldon

This weekend, six students attended and presented their research at PhysCon 2019, hosted by the national Society of Physics Students in Providence, Rhode Island. Attendees included Jude Quintero ’20, Joe Vazquez ’20, Hailey Gilman ’21, Kyle Miller ’20, Jackson Powell ’21, Leif Kvarnes ’20, and Peter Sheldon, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics & Engineering. Quintero... READ MORE >>

American Institute of Physics awards funding for new Physics Phest! initiative

A visitor gets her hair blown back by a mini jet engine at the 2019 Science Festival.

Thanks to funding from a national physics organization, Randolph College has launched yet another program that will expand its annual Science Festival and benefit local high school students and teachers. Peter Sheldon, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics & Engineering and director of the Center for Student Research at Randolph, received the William F.... READ MORE >>

New Randolph program will recognize local science teachers

Area high school teachers participate in group activities at the Science Teaching Institute at Randolph in 2018

Talented area science teachers now have a new way to be honored for their work in the classroom, thanks to a new program from Randolph College. Beginning in the spring at the 2020 Randolph College Science Festival, Randolph will present annual awards to high school science teachers in the local area who have demonstrated excellence... READ MORE >>

Science + Art Saturdays = fun for area high school students

Students take photos and selfies with art in the Maier as part of a Science + Art Saturdays activity

This fall, Randolph College will continue its popular (and free) Science + Art Saturdays, featuring a wide range of scientific and creative ventures for local high school students. Each session begins at 10 a.m., lasts about two hours, and includes a complimentary lunch. Laboratory activities are taught by Randolph faculty, and interactive tours and art workshops are... READ MORE >>