physics

Alumna’s foundation awards $30,000 grant to support SUPER

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Randolph College has been awarded $30,000 from the Barbara C. Noyes Charitable Foundation, Inc., to support the Annual Fund for Step Up to Physical Science and Engineering at Randolph (SUPER). Created in 2010, SUPER is a four-year program that provides scholarships to a select number of students each year. It includes academic services, tutoring, special... READ MORE >>

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 >>

National Science Foundation awards nearly $1 million to Randolph’s SUPER program for mental health, inclusion initiatives

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This is the third time the College has received a grant from the NSF in support of SUPER. In 2013, Randolph was awarded a $600,000 grant that helped expand the program, followed in 2016 by $1 million that funded it through 2021.... 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 >>

Randolph Announces 2019-2020 Academic and Leadership Awards

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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 >>

Medical Mentor: Randolph parent connection helps aspiring medical physicist obtain unique internship

Thinh “Bill” Pham '20

Thinh “Bill” Pham ’20 never expected to save someone’s life. But last summer, that’s just what happened.... 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 >>

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 >>

Society of Physics Students holds workshop for Girl Scouts

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The Department of Physics & Engineering, along with eight members of the Society of Physics Students (Shae Taylor ’22, Jude Quintero ’20, Mikayla Jenkins ’23, Agnes Reyes Merced ’21, Hailey Gilman ’21, Paige Edwards ’21, Nicholas Vazquez ’20, Brandon Michael Kaiser ’21) hosted four cadette Girl Scout troops on Saturday, February 1, for a workshop... 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 >>