October 14, 2009
Regional conference promotes scholarship and research activities of undergraduate students
Seven Randolph College students joined faculty members to present research at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Students (MARCUS) Oct. 10.
The conference, held at Sweet Briar College, focuses on the scholarship and research activities of undergraduate students. Randolph’s students and faculty members reported the results of research and experiments conducted through the college’s Summer Research program and independent research projects.
“These kinds of opportunities are so important for our students, as it gives them great experiences that help prepare them for jobs or graduate school,” said Peter Sheldon, director of the Summer Research program and physics professor. “These types of experiential learning activities are what typify the Randolph College experience.”
Yanpaing Soe Oo : Cryptographic Primitives Research Project
Helena Brown and Randall Speer : Randolph College’s Musical Heritage: Exploring and Preserving Four Decades of Musical Performances at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College
Kathryne Allen and Kurt Seidman : An Investigation of the Relationship Between Thermal Bloom Diameter and Physical Properties of Molecules
Poojan Pyakurel and Rosha Poudyal and Kurt Sediman : A Theoretical Investigation of Factors That Influence the Carcinogenicity of Polycyclic Hydrocarbons that Suffer One-Electron Oxidation
Rosha Poudyal and Poojan Pyakurel and Kurt Seidman : A Theoretical Investigation of Carcinogenicity of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) and the Effect of Methylation: One-Electron Oxidation Mechanism
Shi Hua and Jillian Barlowe and Dennis Goff : Finger Digit Ratio as a Predicator of Mental Rotation Ability and Toy Preference Among Adults
Marja Copeland and Tatiana Gilstrap, Peggy Schimmoeller, and Peter Sheldon : Hands-on Inquiry Science for Improving Teacher Quality and Student Achievement
Lesley Tylczak and Ola Fincke : An Examination of the Dreissena Polymorpha’s Impact on the Feeding Behavior of Maromia Illinoiensis
Katelin Shugart-Schmidt : The Billion Dollar Beach: Assessing the Effectiveness of the Marine Life Conservation District at Waikiki
Danielle Robinson and Eve Gasarch and Timothy Seastedt : Covet they Alpine Neighbor: How Rare Alpine Species Relate to the Abundance of Their Nearest Neighbors
Rachel Crowder : Artistic Value: Integrating the Aesthetic and the Ethical