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Randolph professor a finalist for national award

Peter Sheldon

Randolph College physics professor Peter Sheldon was one of just 11 educators in the nation to be named a finalist for the Society of Physics Students (SPS) Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award. Sheldon was nominated for the award by the students he supervises in Randolph’s SPS chapter. Zach Vernon ’18, Randolph SPS chapter president, said Sheldon... READ MORE >>

Sheldon wins Academic Smack Down for the sciences

Physics professor Peter Sheldon (center, left) shows off his championship belt.

As the crowd erupted in deafening cheers and chants of his name, physics professor Peter Sheldon accepted the championship belt as winner of Randolph’s first-ever Academic Smack Down Wednesday night. Sporting a lab coat and bringing his own robot, Sheldon represented the sciences in the playful debate between disciplines, which was designed to help students... READ MORE >>

Randolph offers free Science + Art Saturdays for high school students

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What’s in sunscreen? How does one take the perfect selfie? How is math used to create video games? During Randolph College’s Science + Art Saturdays, high school students will find out the answers to these questions and more during hands-on lab and artistic activities and presentations. The best part? It is all free. Each session... READ MORE >>

Making the SUPER program SUPERB

Zhe Chen '17 and physics professor Peter Sheldon discuss their research on the SUPER program.

Since 2010, the Step Up to Physical Science and Engineering at Randolph (SUPER) program has helped the College recruit, train, and retain the nation’s future scientists. This summer, Zhe Chen ’17 is helping SUPER become SUPERB. Chen is analyzing the effectiveness of each aspect of the four-year program for science, technology, engineering, and math students... READ MORE >>

Teaching the teachers

Participants in Randolph's teaching institute work together to build a structure that would be tested on the shake table.

As adjunct education professor William Eggl explained the final steps of the algebraic equation on the white board, one of the middle school teachers in the Martin Science Building lecture hall exclaimed, “Oh, my gosh. It’s so simple!” Eggl was one of several Randolph faculty members sharing new instructional techniques this week at the College’s... READ MORE >>

National Science Foundation awards Randolph nearly $1 million in grant funds for SUPER program

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Randolph College has received a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant will fund the Step-Up to Physical Science and Engineering at Randolph (SUPER) program through 2021. Created in 2010, SUPER is a four-year program that provides scholarships to a select number of students each year. The program includes academic... READ MORE >>

Science Fest 2016 to feature panel of alumnae scientists

Activities and events during Science Fest weekend!

A regional LEGO competition, demonstrations of science in music, the popular Science Day for elementary school children, and inspirational stories from successful alumnae scientists will be just some of the highlights of the 8th annual Randolph College Science Festival. The Science Festival is a four-day series of free events that allow the public to discover... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s Society of Physics Students named national Outstanding Chapter

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The Randolph College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter award for the eighth-straight year. Presented by the national SPS organization, the designation honors the group for its activities during the 2014-2015 academic year. “Being recognized by the national committee is significant for us,” said Peter Sheldon, a Randolph... READ MORE >>

Randolph to host international high school physics tournament

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More than 100 high school physics students and around 100 additional teachers, industry professionals, and other guests from around the world will travel to Randolph College for the annual United States Association for Young Physicists’ Tournament (USAYPT) next week. The first four rounds of the two-day tournament will take place Friday, Jan. 29, and rounds... READ MORE >>

Registration open for free Science Saturdays program for high school students

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What’s in sunscreen? What kinds of nutrients or pollutants are in the local water supply? What’s it like to be a science teacher? During Randolph College’s Science Saturdays, high school students will find out the answers to these everyday questions and more during free, hands-on lab activities and presentations. Each session begins at 10 a.m.... READ MORE >>