physics

Society of Physics Students recognized with Outstanding Chapter Award

Female Randolph student teaches a science experiment to a young boy.

The designation is given to fewer than 15 percent of chapters at colleges and universities in the U.S. and internationally.... READ MORE >>

Peter Sheldon wins national Society of Physics Students award

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

Last week, he was named the Society of Physics Students’ Outstanding Chapter Advisor for 2022-23.... READ MORE >>

Randolph students attend 2022 Physics Congress

Six Randolph College physics and engineering majors attended the 2022 Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Congress (PhysCon) last weekend in Washington, D.C. The gathering is the largest of its kind for undergraduate students in the world.... READ MORE >>

Summer research project investigating navigation with smartphone sensors

It all started with roller coasters. ... READ MORE >>

Sojka publishes book chapter

Sarah Sojka

Physics and environmental studies professor Sarah Sojka recently published a book chapter in “Resilient Water Management Strategies in Urban Settings: Innovations in Decentralized Water Infrastructure Systems.”... READ MORE >>

Meet the graduates: Tyler Campbell ’21

Campbell will attend the University of Virginia next year to earn his master’s in mechanical engineering, with an eye toward eventually working for a firm in Lynchburg.... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2020-21 Academic & Leadership Awards

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2020-21 award winners ... READ MORE >>

Virtual Science Festival to feature ‘Physics of Superheroes’ author

During “The Uncanny Physics of Superhero Comic Books,” James Kakalios will discuss how the stories can be used to illustrate fundamental principles of physics... READ MORE >>

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 >>