Randolph College Science Festival

Randolph’s 2020 Science Festival moving online with at-home activities, videos and more

Students blow up balloons for a propelled car at Science Festival.

Randolph’s 2020 SciFest—including its popular Science Day activities—has moved online, with virtual activities planned throughout the spring. New videos and activities will be posted to http://randolphscience.org/virtual-scifest-2020 every week. The site already includes demo videos—on topics ranging from weightlessness and buoyancy to the speed of sound and internal versus external forces—created by members of the College’s... 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 >>

American Institute of Physics awards funding for new Physics Phest! initiative

A visitor gets her hair blown back by a mini jet engine at the 2019 Science Festival.

Thanks to funding from a national physics organization, Randolph College has launched yet another program that will expand its annual Science Festival and benefit local high school students and teachers. Peter Sheldon, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics & Engineering and director of the Center for Student Research at Randolph, received the William F.... READ MORE >>