Summer Research Program

Students present about 2022 summer research projects

Students participating in the 2022 Summer Research Program presented the results of eight weeks’ worth of lab work, cultural and psychological studies, and environmental research. ... READ MORE >>

Morality and risk-taking research continues during Summer Research Project

The connection between morality and risk-taking has long interested psychology professor Blair Gross.... READ MORE >>

Summer research exploring the use of urban food forests to address climate vulnerability

A food forest has seven layers, starting with tall fruit and nut trees that provide a canopy, going all the way down to the roots of the plants that sustain it.... READ MORE >>

‘Let It Go’: Summer Research examines how children construct musical meaning

The popularity of the Frozen movie franchise among children, and the ubiquity of its signature song, Let It Go, presented a unique opportunity for Randolph professor Sara Beck.... READ MORE >>

The financial viability of rainwater harvesting at the center of summer research project

Rainwater harvesting—the collection of run-off from a structure to store it for later use—can be a powerful tool in combating water supply problems, but questions still remain about its financial viability.... READ MORE >>

No longer invisible: Randolph student shines a spotlight on Asian-American filmmakers

This summer, Mengna Zhao ’23 is teaming up with media and culture professor Jennifer Gauthier to examine the work of Asian and Asian-American filmmakers as part of Randolph’s Summer Research Program.... READ MORE >>

‘Shakespeare isn’t scary’: Students strive to make the Bard’s work more accessible

This story is part of an ongoing series featuring the work of students and faculty participating in Randolph’s 2022 Summer Research Program. Isabel Stephens ’23 and Lily Tacke ’23 have bonded over their shared love of William Shakespeare during their time at Randolph. This summer, they’re immersing themselves in the work of the Bard, alongside... READ MORE >>

Summer research focuses on Pearl S. Buck and U.S.-China relations during World War II

Ranger Kinney ’24 is using the College’s Pearl S. Buck Special Collections to highlight a cordial phase of U.S.-China relations while demonstrating the impact of civilian diplomacy and women’s activism in international relations.... READ MORE >>

Into the woods: Students assess old-growth forests and carbon storage for summer research project

Their work is supported by funding from the 500-Year Forest Foundation and a grant from the Oak Hill Fund.... READ MORE >>

Students looking for a faster way to study benthic microalgal communities

Sarah Sojka and her students are studying benthic microalgae, an important part of the seagrass community, to see how they’ve been impacted by a seagrass restoration project on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. ... READ MORE >>