Physics

Randolph announces 2018 inductees for national, international honor societies

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On Tuesday, Randolph students from a variety of academic departments were officially inducted into international, national, and College honor societies. Randolph’s 2018 inductees are:   Psi Chi (Psychology) Tyana M. Martinez Brittany M. Lundy Kaitlyn R. Hevey Abigail M. Pannill   Iota Sigma Pi (Women in Chemistry) Valarie N. Osei-Akyeampong Katie M. Jones   Phi... READ MORE >>

Declassified: Code Girls

Dorothy Braden Bruce ‘42 holds a copy of the recently released book that details her previously top secret experiences as a WWII codebreaker for the U.S. Army.

Alumna’s role in top secret military program finally revealed Dorothy Braden Bruce ’42 was one of the first to learn that the Japanese had surrendered and World War II was over—she even knew before President Harry Truman. But for 70 years, she and the rest of a top secret group of women recruited by the... READ MORE >>

Randolph expands online course offerings for summer 2018

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Randolph College is expanding its online course offerings this summer to include communication studies, sport and exercise studies, education, sociology, astronomy, math, and physics. All courses are taught by Randolph faculty and are open to both college and high school students, or anyone else looking to further their education. The courses will be taught over... READ MORE >>

Randolph to host international physics tournament for second year

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This weekend, Randolph College will welcome to campus high school students and teachers from around the world, industry professionals, and other guests for the annual United States Invitational Young Physicists’ Tournament (USIYPT). This is the second time Randolph has hosted the tournament in the last three years. The tournament begins Saturday, January 27 with rounds... READ MORE >>

Making Dreams Come True

(Left to right) Jessica Gross '21, Brendan Wicker '21, Brendan Kaiser '21, Charli, Peter Sheldon, physics professor, and Joe Vazquez '19

Randolph physics students create costume for disabled 5-year-old Five-year-old Charli’s eyes widened as a group of Randolph students carried his homemade Halloween costume into the gymnasium. As they placed the Mario Kart-themed contraption over his wheelchair and helped him put on the signature red hat and mustache, he grinned from ear to ear. Thanks to... READ MORE >>

Society of Physics Students named Outstanding Chapter for 10th straight year

The annual Science Festival is one of the Randolph Society of Physics Students' biggest events. Here, a Randolph student shows children how to create a circuit.

The Randolph College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) recently reached a special milestone when it was recognized with an Outstanding Chapter award for the 10th-straight year. Presented by the national SPS organization, the designation honors the group for its activities during the 2016-17 academic year. Fewer than 8 percent of chapters are... READ MORE >>

Society of Physics Students earns national award for community service

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Randolph’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) recently earned the 2016-17 Blake Lilly Prize from the national Society of Physics Students organization. The prestigious award recognizes the Randolph chapter’s community outreach efforts and dedication to physics education. The award was named in honor of Blake Lilly, a graduate student in atmospheric sciences at... READ MORE >>

Randolph named one of College Factual’s ‘Best Colleges for the Money’

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Randolph was once again recognized as one of College Factual’s “Best Colleges for the Money” rankings. The College was ranked sixth among institutions in Virginia, and 60th in the Southeast. College Factual’s 2018 rankings also included academics, where Randolph was rated among the top 5 percent in five of the “Most Focused” categories: English Language... READ MORE >>

Randolph president discusses freedom and the liberal arts in Convocation remarks

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President Bradley W. Bateman delivered a message about the strong need for liberal arts graduates in a free society to the College community Wednesday as Randolph College officially marked the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year with Convocation. SEE MORE PHOTOS ON THE RANDOLPH COLLEGE FACEBOOK PAGE The ceremony began with the traditional procession of... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s environmental research published

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Randolph physics and environmental studies professor Sarah Sojka co-authored a paper that recently appeared on the website for Estuaries and Coasts, and will be published this fall in a special issue of the journal. The paper details work by Sojka and several other marine scientists from across the nation to study the ecological effects of “coastal armoring,”... READ MORE >>