July 19, 2011
SCHEV grant and Summer Research Program help College offer program
Thanks to Randolph's Summer Research Program and a $140,000 grant from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, a group of Randolph College professors was able to continue the College's efforts to help teachers better instruct students in math and science.
Now in its third year, the program is designed to provide resources and teaching methods to local educators.
As part of the program, the Randolph students and professors provided a weeklong institute for about 60 Lynchburg-area teachers, followed by a science camp for children at the Jubilee Family Development Center in Lynchburg.
The summer science program aims to excite an interest in science. It also collects data to measure whether hands-on experiments improve science education and promote an interest in science.