Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Science Festival grows thanks to gift

The legacy of Lynn Hume Stuart ’60 continues with the 2013 Science Festival, which begins Thursday.

Lynn Hume Stuart ’60 made a gift to support the
Randolph College Science Festival for five years.
Lynn was a long-time supporter of the College and many of its programs. Last fall, she and her husband, Bill Stuart, made a gift to Randolph College to support the annual Science Festival for five years. Lynn passed away a few weeks later, on Nov. 2. Their gift has been instrumental in growing the Science Festival, which continues to offer more events involving more people each year.

The Stuarts’ gift is also supporting the Randolph Innovative Student Experience (RISE), a program that allows students to apply for grants to pay for research, artistic pursuits, travel study, and other experiential learning endeavors. Read more about their gift in this recent article in the Bulletin.
The Science Festival will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday with a keynote address by Don Lincoln, a physicist involved last year in the discovery of the Higgs boson, which was one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs in recent history. Science Festival continues with events each day through Sunday. Get the full schedule here.