summer research 2020

Students to present findings from 2020 Summer Research

Sabrina Johnson ' and education professor Cheryl Lindeman paint bricks to kick off the Summer Research Program last month. Each student and faculty member was sent a brick to paint as part of the program's 2020 theme, Beyond the Red Brick Wall.

Randolph students participating in the 2020 Summer Research Program will be presenting their findings virtually this week.... READ MORE >>

Summer Research Project exploring discussions of family violence in Latinx community

Summer Research 2020 - Danielle Currier

This story is part of an ongoing series featuring the work of faculty and students participating in Randolph’s Summer Research Program, which is being held virtually this year due to COVID-19. Qualitative research often grows out of the life experiences of both participants and researchers. “We want to talk about our own experiences,” said Randolph... READ MORE >>

A tale of two projects: Summer Research studying actions and perceptions in the world

SRP 2020 Elizabeth Gross

Psychology professor Elizabeth Gross had a plan in place for Randolph’s Summer Research Program. Then COVID-19 happened—and she decided to switch gears with not just one but two different projects.... READ MORE >>

Before and After: Summer Research Project revisits professor’s dissertation work

SRP 2020 - Sojka

Bryce Russell ’22, Nadia Tibbs ’22, and professor Sarah Sojka are working with samples from the Eastern Shore of Virginia for their project, which will look at the impact of seagrass restoration on ecosystem carbon storage.... READ MORE >>

Mouse squeaks, and the technology that detects them, subject of Summer Research Project

SRP 2020 - Schenk

The ultrasonic vocalizations of mice can’t be heard by human ears, but the way the animals use them can have wide-ranging implications for us.... READ MORE >>

Telling their stories: Summer Research looking at how schools reflect social, economic changes

SRP 2020 Crystal Howell

Kyle May ’21 and education professor Crystal Howell are working to tell the stories of three different communities, reflected in both the industries that sustain them and the conditions of their schools, through work for Randolph’s Summer Research Program.... READ MORE >>

Summer Research Project analyzing the effects of elevated heat, carbon dioxide on agricultural crops

The project Misidor is working on with biology professor Kristin Bliss and Renee Sarpong ’21 looks specifically at the combined and independent effects of enhanced levels of carbon dioxide and temperature—factors of climate change—on plant growth, morphological characteristics, and chemical toxins. Their ultimate goal is to assess and determine the impact of these components on overall biodiversity, economic influence, and ecosystem services.... READ MORE >>

A hands-on approach: Summer Research focusing on curriculum guide for teachers

Summer Research 2020 - SciFest

The Science Festival curriculum guide Zoe Waring ’22 is creating for her Summer Research Project is full of activities teachers can use in their own classrooms. It’s the kind of work she wishes was available when she was in school.... READ MORE >>

Rivermont Memories: Summer Research documents stories of current, former residents

Joshua Bulavko '22 and Gerry Sherayko

Josh Bulavko ’22 and history professor Gerry Sherayko are spending their summer in the past, delving into the stories of folks who once lived and worked on Rivermont Avenue.... READ MORE >>

Deeper learning: Summer Research looks at how teachers learn

Sabrina Johnson '21 and education professor Cheryl Lindeman discuss their summer research project in downtown Lynchburg.

This summer, Sabrina Johnson ’21 and education professor Cheryl Lindeman are looking at how elementary math and science teachers create their own learning pathways through professional development activities, and how curiosity is integrated into their teaching philosophies. ... READ MORE >>