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Randolph Students/Faculty Hold Strong Showing at MARCUS Conference

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.”

Participants included:

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



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