student research

Alumna’s charitable foundation awards $15,000 grant to support RISE program

The Randolph College banner

Randolph College has announced a $15,000 grant from the Barbara C. Noyes Charitable Foundation, Inc. to support Randolph’s Innovative Student Experience (RISE) Program. RISE awards give students the opportunity to pursue their unique passions. Every Randolph College sophomore, junior, or senior can apply to receive a grant of $2,000 for research, creative work, experiential learning, and... 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 analyzing textbook costs

Lewis Ward '20 and Stephen Krueger, access and outreach services librarian at Randolph, work together in the Lipscomb Library.

The average American college student pays around $1,200 for textbooks during any given academic year, according to Stephen Krueger, the access and outreach services librarian at Randolph. This summer, he and Lewis Ward ’20 are teaming up to see how Randolph compares. For their Summer Research project, Krueger and Ward are examining the maximum and... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor, students serve as panelists at Virginia Social Science Association conference

(from left) Veronica Lee '21, professor Jennifer Gauthier, Alex Wieczorek '19, and Hannah Overstreet '20

On Saturday, April 21, Jennifer Gauthier, a Randolph communication studies professor, served as a panelist alongside Alex Wieczorek ’19, Hannah Overstreet ’20, and Veronica Lee ’21 at the Virginia Social Science Association (VSSA) conference in Richmond. The group presented “’Still She Persisted’”: Gender, Politics, and Popular Culture,” which included papers addressing gender and politics in... READ MORE >>

Symposium of Artists and Scholars highlights wide variety of student research

Students explain their work at the poster presentation in the Hampson Commons

During the 2018 Symposium of Artists and Scholars on Thursday and Friday, Randolph students presented the results of various research projects on topics ranging from teaching strategies to environmental surveys to planning for a zombie outbreak. In its 10th year, the Symposium brings together students of all academic disciplines to share research results and highlight... READ MORE >>

Students to showcase research, creative work at Symposium of Artists and Scholars

Yolanda Cobblah '17 presents her research during the 2017 Symposium of Artists and Scholars

More than 50 Randolph students will present their academic, scientific, and creative research at the College’s 2018 Symposium of Artists and Scholars April 19 and 20. Modeled after a traditional academic conference, the event begins with a luncheon, followed by oral presentations, a keynote speech, readings of creative works, musical performances, exhibitions of student artwork,... READ MORE >>

Destination Adventure: Lydia Edwards ’19 spends winter break on research trip in San Salvador

Lydia Edwards ’19 examines a specimen during a scuba diving excursion in San Salvador.

Lydia Edwards ’19 spends winter break on research trip in San Salvador As Lydia Edwards ’19 descended the small, rickety ladder into the pitch-dark cave, she felt the temperature start to rise. At the bottom, she and her fellow researchers crawled on their hands and knees through the sweltering hot tunnels and climbed rock formations... READ MORE >>

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 >>