student faculty research

Students present research for Symposium of Artists and Scholars, thank donors

Yolanda Cobblah '17 presents her research during the Symposium of Artists and Scholars

On Thursday and Friday, Randolph students presented the results of various research projects during the 2017 Symposium of Artists and Scholars. They also used the opportunity to thank the generous alumnae and other donors who have helped fund their research and other college experiences. The Symposium of Artists and Scholars luncheon honored scholarship benefactors and... READ MORE >>

Randolph researchers win award at national physics conference

Randolph students Russ Burt ’17 and Zach Vernon ’18 (back right) received the Society of Physics Best Poster Award at the American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference.

Faculty and students from the Randolph College Physics Department received special recognition for their poster presentation at the American Association of Physics Teachers National Meeting this month. Zach Vernon ’18 and Russ Burt ’17, along with physics professors Peter Sheldon and Sarah Sojka, presented five oral and poster presentations at the conference, held in New... READ MORE >>

Important deadlines approaching for 2016 Summer Research program

Chemistry professor Bill Bare works with Di Bei '’18 in the lab during the 2015 Summer Research program.

Several Randolph students and faculty members are already making plans for summer break. But they aren’t booking a hotel room at a beach resort—they’re developing projects for the College’s 2016 Summer Research program. Next week, grant proposal workshops will be held for students and faculty participating in the 2016 program. Students are required to attend... READ MORE >>

Medical technology research involving Randolph students gets $10 million grant

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Randolph students developed smartphone-powered mobile monitoring technology that is now a part of a major research collaboration that aims to improve health care for patients with dementia.... READ MORE >>

Student translates for professor’s study of Sienese baptistery

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A determination to learn Italian and understand art enabled Claire Sumner ’15 to help one of her professors unravel the mysteries of an old baptistery in Siena this summer. Sumner helped her advisor and Randolph art history professor Andrea Campbell with a Summer Research project studying the baptistery at the cathedral in Siena. Unlike most... READ MORE >>

Listening to mouse calls to understand autism

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Researchers have long studied the way mice behave, interact, and react to changes in their environment to help reveal ideas about humans and other animals. This summer, two Randolph students added sound to that body of knowledge. Katrin Schenk, a Randolph physics professor, has involved students in research on mouse vocalizations for several years. This... READ MORE >>

The Game of Life takes on a new dimension in Summer Research

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Two Randolph students and a mathematics professor have developed an interactive, competitive version of Conway’s Game of Life. A 3-D version is on the way, too.... READ MORE >>

Summer Research student analyzes DNA to aid archaeological project

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Ngoc “Kelly” Pham ’16 never considered herself a scientist until she had the chance to practice it firsthand at Randolph College. Pham just spent two months extracting DNA from old Tunisian bones to help determine how many people were buried at a 1,300 year-old crypt. A biology major, Pham is working on a Summer Research... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor and student research the reality of hunger and poverty

A Randolph professor is exploring the nexus between poverty, hunger, and food in Lynchburg in hopes that his research will generate discussion and solutions. “My sense is that most people don’t know about the extent of hunger and poverty in this city,” said John Abell, an economics professor. “I’m hoping to draw some awareness to... READ MORE >>

Journal of Higher Education publishes research by Randolph faculty

A prestigious publication on higher education has published an article written by Randolph College faculty members and an alumna. “Classroom Participation and Student-Faculty Interactions: Does Gender Matter?” appears in the latest edition of the Journal of Higher Education. The article was written by psychology professors Holly Tatum and Beth Schwartz, also the Catherine E. &... READ MORE >>