student research

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 >>

2017 session of Summer Research underway

Participants in the 2017 Summer Research Program

Randolph College officially began its 2017 Summer Research Program Monday, starting with a luncheon in Cheatham Dining Hall for the student and faculty participants. Each summer, students have the opportunity to spend eight weeks working closely with a professor and conducting research in their favorite subject areas. The intensive program builds valuable skills that are... READ MORE >>

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 >>

2017 Symposium of Artists and Scholars to highlight student research

Presentations

Randolph students will present their academic, scientific, and creative research at the College’s 2017 Symposium of Artists and Scholars, which will be held at the College April 20 and 21. 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,... READ MORE >>

Smith receives award at Student Undergraduate Research Forum

Anna Smith '18 delivers her presentation at the Student Undergraduate Research Forum.

Anna Smith ’18, a communication studies major at Randolph, was awarded third prize at the Student Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) at Lynchburg College on Saturday, February 25. Smith presented her final research paper for COMM 385, Presidential Rhetoric, entitled “How Eulogies of School Shootings Have Changed Over Three Presidents.” This weekend’s event was the 15th... READ MORE >>

Workshops, application deadline upcoming for 2017 Summer Research program

Marianne Virnelson '17 and theatre professor Stephanie Earl collaborate on their 2016 Summer Research project to compose music for some of Shakespeare's plays.

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 2017 Summer Research program. Next week, grant proposal workshops will be held for students and faculty participating in this year’s program. Students are required to attend... READ MORE >>

Randolph student participates in national climate science research

Allison Brooks '18

This summer, environmental science major Allison Brooks ’18 was one of 13 students from across the nation selected to participate in Penn State University’s Climate Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). During the 10-week program, Brooks put her chemistry and environmental science knowledge to the test in the... READ MORE >>

Students present Summer Research results

Sarah Grissom '18 explains her group's project.

Randolph students participating in the 2016 Summer Research program presented the results of eight weeks’ worth of lab work, cultural and historical studies, advanced mathematics, and digital animation today during the Summer Research Program Symposium. Participating students and their projects included: Jan Cornell ’17 and Alexandra Wieczorek ’19: “Correctional Food Deserts: Defining the Problem and... READ MORE >>