Friday, February 7, 2014

Science Festival wins Programs that Work award

A statewide organization recently honored the Randolph College Science Festival for its effectiveness in teaching people the value of science.

The Virginia Math and Science Coalition gave the Science Festival a Programs that Work award, which recognizes effective educational programs around the state. Physics professor Peter Sheldon, director of the Science Festival, received the award along with Sarah Lawson, a physics and environmental studies professor, and Amanda Rumore, director of the Summer Research Program.

This is the second time in recent years that a program of the College has received a Programs that Work award. A summer institute that trains local teachers in hands-on approaches to teaching science was recognized in 2012.

The Science Festival grows every year. This year, new activities include remote-control drone races and a photography competition. For more information and a schedule of events, see this blog post.