Ed'Rienna Thomas '12 presented her research,
China's One-Child Policy and the Status of Women
Becky Johnsen '10 presented her research, Ethics and Risk Management Among the Corporate
Stakeholders in the Mortgage Crisis.
On Friday, May 14, 2010, Randolph-Macon College held its annual Research Day. This
outstanding program is a campus-wide event that represents the culmination of student
research efforts, including senior and honors theses, as well as course and program
For a slideshow of Research Day photos, click
Research Day also affords first-year students, all of whom participate in the college's
First-Year Experience (FYE) program,
the opportunity to create meaningful culminating projects that reflect their year-long,
integrated academic experience. Research Day activities include poster sessions,
research presentations, seminars, video projects, drama presentations and more.
Some of the students involved in Research Day do so in conjunction with the college’s
unique Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
program. SURF was introduced in 1995 as an endowment to support scholarly undergraduate
research by Randolph-Macon College students in all disciplines. The initial gift
for the program was made by Benjamin Schapiro ’64 and his wife Peggy, whose continued
generosity provides R-MC students with the opportunity to conduct original research
under the guidance of a faculty member.
Students are paid a stipend and many present their findings at academic and professional
conferences both nationally and internationally. This level of in-depth research
is usually reserved for graduate students. SURF projects have helped set R-MC students
apart when applying for graduate school and finding work in a chosen career field.
The SURF program is co-directed by R-MC Professors Serge Schreiner (chemistry)
and Kelly Lambert