Sarah Sojka

Sojka joining international panelists for forum on rainwater harvesting, stormwater management

Sarah Sojka

Sojka’s presentation will introduce a research project examining how the financial viability of rainwater harvesting systems varies with system features, such as tank size, roof area, and daily water demand.... READ MORE >>

Small but mighty: Summer research evaluating the diversity of microscopic algae from the Eastern Shore

Aleighson Robertson ’24 scrolls through the images on her laptop, pointing out the microorganisms captured on each frame.... READ MORE >>

Before and After: Summer Research Project revisits professor's dissertation work

SRP 2020 - Sojka

Bryce Russell ’22, Nadia Tibbs ’22, and professor Sarah Sojka are working with samples from the Eastern Shore of Virginia for their project, which will look at the impact of seagrass restoration on ecosystem carbon storage.... READ MORE >>

President's end-of-year message to alumnae and alumni

Aerial view of Randolph and the surrounding community in Lynchburg, Va.

It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of the academic year. These past weeks have been filled with challenges and uncertainty as we have all tried to adjust to the world as we know it today.... READ MORE >>

Heat of the summer: Students research effects of climate change, heat stress on seagrass beds

(From left) professor Sarah Sojka, Alex Kulvivat, Paige Edwards, and Jdody Misidor in the water along the eastern shore of Virginia.

Alex Kulvivat ’22, an aspiring aerospace engineer, has always enjoyed building and creating things. Though he knows the path to achieving his career goal is a long, difficult one, he is already gaining plenty of field experience. “Back in high school, I made a couple of products, and one was a posture training device,” Kulvivat... READ MORE >>

Students learn about alternative energy, natural wonders, and vikings in journey to Iceland

Students and faculty hold a Randolph banner in front of a waterfall in Iceland

Nine Randolph environmental studies students and two faculty walked the glaciers, learned about vikings, and admired natural wonders in Iceland as part of a study abroad experience last week. The weeklong trip was part of the “Exploring Geology and Sustainability in Iceland” summer study seminar course, which examined climate change and alternative energy sources being... READ MORE >>

From Biostatistics to Harry Potter and Religion: Register now for summer online courses!

Student talking to professor through a chat window on a laptop

Randolph College is once again offering summer online courses for both Randolph and non-Randolph students seeking undergraduate level academic credit in a wide range of subjects. Registration is now available for summer 2019 online courses at http://online.randolphcollege.edu/. This summer’s selection includes 24 courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, education, geography, Greek, math, sport and... READ MORE >>

Sojka approved for tenure

Sarah Sojka

The Randolph College Board of Trustees recently approved Sarah Sojka, a physics and environmental studies professor, for tenure. She was also promoted from assistant to associate professor, effective July 1. Prior to coming to Randolph in 2013, Sojka received her undergraduate degree in environmental studies-public policy from Eckerd College and her master’s degree and Ph.D.... READ MORE >>

Environmental studies students uncover history at Stratford Hall

Students examine tree core samples

Led by Sarah Sojka, a physics and environmental studies professor, students sampled tree cores, mapped trails, and conducted a ground penetrating radar survey of the site. ... READ MORE >>

Summer Research project tests water quality for rainwater harvesting

Thinh Bill Pham '20 collects a sample of rainwater from a parking lot on campus

While most people hope for sunshine and clear skies in their summer forecast, Margaret Van Beek ’19 and Thinh “Bill” Pham ’20 are holding out for some more cloudy, rainy days. After all, rainwater is essential for their Summer Research project. “I have seen the weather app a lot this summer,” Van Beek said. “It’s... READ MORE >>