student research

Plugged in to environmental issues

Sociology professor Brad Bullock and Harrison Pippin '18 talk about their project.

Each weekend this summer, Harrison Pippin ’18 has traveled downtown and set up a table at the Lynchburg Community Market. He’s not there to sell fresh produce, however—he’s there for research. As part of a Summer Research project with sociology professor Brad Bullock, Pippin has been administering a survey each week at the market, based... READ MORE >>

Making Internet security add up

Mathematics professor Jia Wan observes as Mengjin Sun '19 and Nhut Dang '18 study an equation.

Two Randolph students are using Summer Research as an opportunity to examine the critical role that math plays in cybersecurity. Mengjin Sun ’19 and Nhut Dang ’18 are working with mathematics professor Jia Wan to analyze the Diffie-Hellman problem (DHP). The DHP is a mathematical problem first proposed by Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman in... READ MORE >>

Summer Research builds students’ engineering, coding skills

Sarah Sojka, physics and environmental studies professor, observes as Zach Vernon '18 and Leonora Bratvold-Boyd '19 conduct a lab test.

Zach Vernon ’18 and Leonora Bratvold-Boyd ’19 liken their Summer Research experience to a nature adventure. When they began learning coding, the students felt like they were lost in a forest. Now, the pair of aspiring engineers feel more confident in their skills, and it’s as if they have found the river that will lead... READ MORE >>

Summer Research combines student’s love of Shakespeare and music

Marianne Virnelson '17 works to compose music for a scene in Twelfth Night.

After seeing a production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet last summer, Marianne Virnelson ’17 realized she wanted to dedicate her professional life to preserving the great playwright’s work. One of her first steps is to combine her theatre and music majors, as well as her love for Shakespeare plays, into a Summer Research project. This summer,... READ MORE >>

Students to present research at Randolph’s Symposium of Artists and Scholars

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More than 80 Randolph College students will present their academic, scientific, and creative research at the College’s Symposium of Artists and Scholars, which will be held April 21 and 22. 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 >>

Randolph certified as Virginia’s first Bee Campus USA affiliate

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Bee Campus USA has announced that Randolph College is the ninth educational institution in the nation and the first in Virginia to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators. The Bee Campus USA designation recognizes educational campuses that... READ MORE >>

Virginia Living magazine names Randolph a top college for science, math, and technology

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Now on newsstands, the State of Education issue of Virginia Living magazine has named Randolph as one of the state’s top colleges for science, math, and technology for 2015. The College is one of just 15 four-year schools to earn the recognition. In Randolph’s listing, Virginia Living highlights the Randolph Innovative Student Experience (RISE) Program,... READ MORE >>

Rainforest research helps Randolph senior prepare for conservation career

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Dan Phung ’15 spent three weeks of his winter break on an isolated island in Panama, where he explored the rain forest in the morning, snorkeled to see coral reefs in the afternoon, and stargazed with his feet in tropical waters at night.... READ MORE >>

Students use RISE grants to study dolphins in Greece

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Randolph students present research in MARCUS conference

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The Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship included research presentations by 17 Randolph students.... READ MORE >>