Summer Scholar Research Highlights

September 12, 2019

Stephanie Zemba ’21 Major: Sociology Title:Social Isolation Among Aging Immigrants Abstract: Health consequences of social isolation are well-documented. Older immigrants are particularly vulnerable to social isolation due to the stresses associated with aging in a foreign country. The projected increase in foreign-born elders makes social isolation an important phenomenon to study. The proposed research will […]

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Summer Scholar Research Highlights

September 10, 2019

Dylan Sullivan ’20 Major: Chemistry Title: Development of a Low-Cost Fluorescence Spectrometer Abstract: The technique of fluorescence spectroscopy utilizes light to determine unknown concentrations of molecules. The actual instrument used, a fluorimeter, costs over $30,000 so most students lack access to learn about and use this technique. In this research, I propose to develop a fully-functional […]

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Summer Scholar Research Highlights

September 6, 2019

Andrew Droubay ‘20 Major: Computer Science & Mathematics Title: Pointer Visualization and Education in C++ Through Gamification Abstract:The syntactic and theoretical use of pointers within computer programming is often a difficult obstacle to intermediate students. Solutions involving visualizations and practice problems have been used before, but a better result may be obtained through gamifying the problem. […]

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RC Showcase of Research & Creativity

September 5, 2019

On April 5th, approximately 40 RC students had the opportunity to present their work at the Roanoke College Showcase of Research and Creativity.  Top awards went to . . . First Place: Katie Hefele –– Cardiac function in the American lobster: How does pericardial sinus pressure relate to pressure inside the heart?  Dr. Dar Jorgensen, Biology […]

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Summer Scholar Research Highlights

September 2, 2019

Jared Boone ’20 Major: Political Science & French Title: Power Structures and Political Tradition: An Explanation for the Disparate Healthcare Outcomes Between the United States and France Abstract: The United States and France have distinctly different healthcare systems and these differences are shown in nearly every measure. It is unique that two western Republics with very similar systems of governance, […]

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Summer Scholar Research Highlights

August 29, 2019

Isabel Hildesheim ‘20 Major: Biology Title: Using Bryophytes for Stronger Quantification of the Effects of Air Pollution in Habitat Abstract: This project will work to develop a method for using mosses to quantitatively assess air pollution. Moss will be fumigated with SO2 in the lab. The morphology, physiology, and cytology of these mosses will be observed, and polar […]

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Western Virginia Regional Science Fair

July 24, 2019

In March, Roanoke College hosted the Western Virginia Regional Science Fair in Bast Gym. Nearly 170 high school and middle school students were able to showcase their talents and intellect at the fair.

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Research Highlight: Riker Lawrence

July 22, 2019

Riker Lawrence (’20) presented recently at the Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conference at Virginia Tech. Her poster was about Psychological Capital (PsyCap), well-being, and work attitudes of employees. It was a joint project with her lab mate, Kaitlin. Riker “wanted to share her work with others because it is a topic that is common in the […]

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Research Highlight: Kiah Coflin & Rachel Harmon

July 15, 2019

Fellow RC students, Kiah Coflin (’19) and Rachel Harmon (’20) had the opportunity to present at the Society for Research on Child Development biennial conference in Baltimore.  They presented with Dr. Powell on the preliminary information gathered from Dr. Powell’s May Term on Emerging Adults Intercultural Competencies (ICC)over time after traveling to Thailand. “Dr. Powell had […]

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Fine Arts Highlight

April 8, 2019

RC students Charissa Roberson, Sarah Jane Ruppert, Haley Ramsey, and Adeline Huggins, had the opportunity to attend the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region IV. In particular Adeline Huggins was nominated for her performance in Our Town, RC’s Theatre fall production. The group had the opportunity to perform a scene before a panel of […]

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