Elevating the Sciences

See just a few recent examples of the work Roanoke College students and alumni are doing in the sciences.

Alumna’s research takes her to bottom of the ocean

From sharks to underwater volcanoes, Rachael Storo is conducting fascinating studies.

Lassiter recognized with national award as Outstanding Mentor to biology students

Lassiter received the Council of Undergraduate Research’s Biology Mentor award for mid-career faculty.

Rising juniors earn scholarships to study in Asia

Both students hope to learn about the business world in their programs.

News roundup: May and June 2020

A new center for studying racial history made headlines around the country, and multiple professors published insightful opinion pieces.

Sophomore earns Fulbright honor to study in Wales

Gracie Goodpasture’s interest in sustainability and farm-to-table education allowed her to be selected for this prestigious program.

Alumna plays key role in life-saving COVID treatment

This medication targets blood clots in patients’ lungs and allows them to breathe easier.

Alumna heading to Nepal with Fulbright honor

Claire Kirchoff ‘17 will teach English in a rural community.

Meet Roanoke's valedictorians and salutatorians

They share how they were able to succeed and stand out at Roanoke.

Drs. Darwin Jorgensen and Cheryl Jorgensen-Earp win top paper award at communications conference

Dr. Jorgensen and his wife, who teaches at the University of Lynchburg, collaborated on the award-winning paper. 

Stories of Connection: Faculty, students connect to make end-of-year honors personal

Even though ceremonies are taking place online, students are still wrapping up the school year in style.

Roanoke College plans to introduce engineering science major

Engineering courses will begin in the fall of 2020. The engineering science major is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Alumni News - February 2020

Recent news about Roanoke College alumni Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class James Buriak '12, Kenneth Tyral '16, and Sean Ryan '18.

Roanoke College approves new major in data science

The rapidly evolving field requires a blend of technical skills, critical thinking and strong communication skills.

Students reflect on an invaluable experience in Zambia

Three Roanoke College students made an eye-opening voyage to Zambia, Africa with Orphan Medical Network International.

Roanoke College physics students win national recognition

Student-led physical sciences organization is honored with award from the National Office of the Society of Physics Students as an outstanding chapter.