Elevating the Sciences

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

Psychology offers students opportunity to research, explore range of topics

Research is central to the student experience in Roanoke College's psychology department.

Alumni News – June 2021

Maroons are newsmakers! Read about the latest accomplishments of Roanoke alumni.

Faculty celebrate end of semester with multimedia projects

A podcast and a faux movie trailer honored students and their accomplishments.

Preview: The new issue of Roanoke College magazine

In mailboxes soon: the new issue of Roanoke College magazine! Learn about five “Rising Giants,” accomplished young alumni who are excelling in very diverse scientific disciplines. Click ‘read more’ to see the full story — and much more!

Class of 2021 includes record four valedictorians

Between four valedictorians and one salutatorian, the Class of 2021’s academic honorees explored eight different areas of study.

Program allows students to conduct real-world research about topics of their choosing

Students in ECON LAB are investigating everything from injuries to professional basketball players to business trends during the pandemic.

Community connection helps students further understand HIV

In advance of Transgender HIV Testing Day, this class is examining overlooked aspects of HIV with the help of a local community center.

Alumni News - April 2021

Another round of laudable accomplishments by members of the Maroons family. An Alumni Weekend special!

Rare, bright, pungent flower blooms in greenhouse

The voodoo lily serves as an example of the diverse plants in the Roanoke College greenhouse. Biology professors and students want to make the greenhouse even more diverse in the coming years.

Teaching in COVID-19 Times

Dr. Rachel Collins has had to get creative to find bacteria samples on campus.

Professors receive statewide award for dragon research

Dr. DorothyBelle Poli and Dr. Lisa G. Stoneman earned the honor for the Dragon Research Collaborative.

Peterson offers expert testimony to National Academy of Sciences

Roanoke’s Schumann Professor of Christian Ethics provided ethical guidance to the working group creating guidelines on neural chimeras and organoids.

Dr. Bill Ergle, math professor, passes

Ergle, who taught math and statistics for 44 years, died on Feb. 21.

Science Center project receives strong support from alumni

Three Roanoke alumni have stepped forward with more than $5 million in gifts to the planned Science Center renovation.

Maroon alumni make local ‘40 Under 40’ list

From youth centers to animal shelters, these Maroons are making a difference in Roanoke.