student research

Randolph student shares communication studies research at annual SURF Conference

Alex Wieczorek '19

Last weekend, Alex Wieczorek ’19 presented her work at the 16th Annual Student Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) at Lynchburg College. Her project was entitled, “A Feminist Analysis of Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech.” Wieczorek was one of 10 presenters, along with students from Lynchburg College, Radford University, Hollins University. SURF was created 16 years ago as... READ MORE >>

Randolph student spends spring break studying original works by Hemingway

Alison Hyler '18 goes through the archives at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Alison Hyler ’18 used her spring break to visit Boston, Massachusetts and research one of history’s most famous authors in the archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. An English literature major and aspiring English teacher, Hyler is writing a paper that details her pedagogy plan, which explains how she would teach... READ MORE >>

Information sessions scheduled for 2018 Summer Research program

Chemistry professor Ann Fabirkiewicz and Drucilla Williams '18 work on their 2017 Summer Research project,

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 2018 Summer Research program. Next week, information sessions will be held for students and faculty participating in this year’s program. Students are required to attend one... READ MORE >>

Under (And Above) the Sea

Libby Exline '19 scuba diving off the coast of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Two internships. Two students. One passion. While Libby Exline ’19 was spending her summer in the warm, turquoise water snorkeling and scuba diving as part of field study of the coral reefs off the Turks and Caicos Islands, Kati Biggs ’18 was 1,500 miles away on a boat in a completely different environment, studying whales... READ MORE >>

Students present findings from Summer Research

Summer Research poster presentations in the Hampson Commons

Randolph students participating in the 2017 Summer Research program presented the results of eight weeks’ worth of lab work, cultural and sociological studies, innovative teaching strategies, and environmental research today during the Summer Research Program Symposium. Several groups have also been invited to present their work at national conferences within the next year. Participating students... READ MORE >>

An App for That

Taylor Samuels '18 and mathematics professor Jia Wan

Last summer, mathematics professor Jia Wan served as a master advisor for incoming students. Frustrated by the scheduling software being used, one of her colleagues commented, “There must be an app for this.” That’s when Wan had an idea. “Because I teach programming classes, I thought it would be a perfect project for students to... READ MORE >>

Curious About Curiosity

Education professor Cheryl Lindeman and Jasmine Fowler '20 craft more blocks for their

Like Santa Claus at Christmas time, Jasmine Fowler ’20 and education professor Cheryl Lindeman have been loading up a large bag with items for children to enjoy. But instead of toys, the young students they visit this summer will receive mysterious blocks, puzzles, and other objects meant to stir their curiosity. Fowler and Lindeman have... READ MORE >>

Activism Explained

Sociology professor Danielle Currier and Lisa White ’18 discuss their research.

When Lisa White ’18 chose to major in sociology at Randolph, she did it with her 14-year-old daughter in mind. Her child was also the inspiration for a Summer Research project she is conducting about feminism and activism. “This interests me because my daughter is African American and I want to fight for her rights... READ MORE >>

History lessons

Shaun Spencer-Hester shows Nour Elkhamra '17 a wall of photos kept by her grandmother, Anne Spencer.

When Nour Elkhamra ’17 moved from Canada to the United States several years ago, she quickly realized life in America is much different from how it’s portrayed in the movies. This summer, she is getting even more lessons in American culture and history as part of a Summer Research project at the Anne Spencer House... READ MORE >>

What’s in Your Hair?

Chemistry professor Ann Fabirkiewicz and Drucilla Williams '18

Drucilla Williams ’18 can’t help herself from thinking about the chemistry behind everyday items and activities. This summer, she’s putting that curiosity to the test. The chemistry major from Jamaica is examining something that directly affects everyone’s daily routine—their hair. Williams is partnering with chemistry professor Ann Fabirkiewicz for the Summer Research project, “Lipid Fingerprinting... READ MORE >>