summer research

Students to present findings from 2021 summer research

The presentations—which run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a lunch break from noon to 12:30—will be streamed on Zoom. ... READ MORE >>

Virginia Heat Watch: Summer research focusing on climate vulnerability as part of statewide project

Randolph is one of 12 institutions in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) collaborating on Virginia Heat Watch, which will map and analyze where residents are most at-risk during heat waves.... READ MORE >>

New podcast, focusing on the fight for reproductive justice, emerges from Randolph’s Summer Research Program

This summer, Isabel Stephens ’23 and professor Justina Licata are shining a light on the movement through a podcast they’ve researched, written, and recorded themselves during the program’s eight weeks.... READ MORE >>

Small but mighty: Summer research evaluating the diversity of microscopic algae from the Eastern Shore

Aleighson Robertson ’24 scrolls through the images on her laptop, pointing out the microorganisms captured on each frame.... READ MORE >>

America’s wars in Asia, and U.S. public opinion about them, subject of summer research

Both the Korean and Vietnam Wars were milestones in the Cold War era, shaping U.S. public opinion toward both countries at the time—and we still have a lot to learn from them today.... READ MORE >>

Summer research project studying how different generations describe, interpret sexual violence

This story is part of an ongoing series featuring the work of faculty and students participating in Randolph’s Summer Research Program. Kim Steele ’22 has felt a kinship with Randolph sociology professor Danielle Currier since her first day on campus. “All day, I felt like I didn’t fit in,” says Steele, a mother of two who... READ MORE >>

Randolph students examining Virginia’s monument landscape this summer

The summer research project was inspired by the events of the last year, when the murder of George Floyd inspired protests, along with the questioning, and often removal, of longstanding monuments.... READ MORE >>

Summer research testing the nutritional value of chocolate, berries

This story is part of an ongoing series featuring the work of faculty and students participating in Randolph’s Summer Research Program. Every now and then, something in everyday life will remind Analise Presley ’22 of her studies. When it happened last summer, she couldn’t wait to tell Ann Fabirkiewicz, Randolph’s Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry... READ MORE >>

Randolph students continue ongoing project with 500-Year Forest Foundation

They are focusing on old growth forest assessment and invasive species management, building on work done during Randolph’s Summer Research Program in 2019.... READ MORE >>

Students analyzing mouse calls, and training a network to detect them, for summer research project 

Last summer, Randolph professor Katrin Schenk and a group of students worked to evaluate a program called DeepSqueak, which is used to detect and classify mouse vocalizations, for the College’s Summer Research Program. Now, Schenk is working alongside a different group of students to build a new network that will outperform it.... READ MORE >>