Brad Plasha '12 discusses his Research Day project
with Chemistry Professor John Thoburn. Plasha
with Katie Daisey '12.
Randolph-Macon College held its annual Research Day on Friday, May 11, 2012.
This campus-wide event represents the culmination of student research efforts, including
senior and honors theses, as well as course projects. It also affords first-year
students, all of whom participate in the First-Year Experience (FYE)
program, the opportunity to create culminating projects that reflect their year-long,
integrated academic experience. Research Day activities include poster sessions,
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 students in all disciplines. Students conduct 10 weeks of full-time,
original research during the summer months, under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
The initial gift for the program was made by Benjamin Schapiro ’64 and his wife