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From pioneer to innovator: Randolph continues its rich science tradition with new capital building campaign

Martin Science Rendering

Randolph’s Board of Trustees recently approved plans for a $26.5 million renovation of the Martin Science Building, with construction scheduled to start in May 2021.... READ MORE >>

‘Physics of Superheroes’ author to kick off 2020 Science Festival

In addition to author James Kakalios’s open class and keynote address, SciFest includes free Science Day activities for children, a LEGO League Junior Expo, Maker Faire Lynchburg, a Women in Science panel, a Poetry Jam Reading, Glow Stick Star Party and more. ... READ MORE >>

Sound check: Summer Research examines natural, acoustic properties of Randolph performance venues

Hailey Gilman plays flute while the rest of the group watches the audio frequency levels

In 1969, American composer Alvin Lucier recorded a monologue called “I Am Sitting in a Room” and played the audio from a speaker into a microphone multiple times at various distances and frequencies. Eventually, after multiple iterations, all that was left to be heard were the high-pitched, natural, resonant overtones of the room. “It sounds... READ MORE >>

WildCats win CATS Hallowheels costume design contest

Randolph students pose with Maddie, age 6, in her Cinderella-themed costume,

Randolph physics students recently won Children’s Assistive Technology Service‘s (CATS) Hallowheels costume contest and fundraiser—and also made it a very special Halloween for a disabled six-year-old named Maddie. Randolph’s Society of Physics Students created a Cinderella-themed costume around Maddie’s wheelchair they called “Maddierella.” In the voting, Randolph helped raise nearly $1,000 for CATS, which will be used... READ MORE >>

Fighting Alzheimer’s: Randolph receives grant for Alzheimer’s patient monitoring research

Physics professor Katrin Schenk and Emad Davis '19 collaborate on the project to develop software that helps caregivers monitor Alzheimer's patients

Physics professor Katrin Schenk was awarded a new $43,563 grant from the Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund (ARDRAF) to develop software that will help caregivers monitor Alzheimer’s patients and improve their caregiving.... READ MORE >>