Elevating the Sciences

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

Fowler Student Policy Scholar Program is reimagined

Katherine Charbonneau '23, through participation in the newly reimagined Fowler Student Policy Scholar Program, is exploring how machine learning can help predict future international political uprisings and conflicts. 

Roanoke College and Carilion Clinic partner to serve the growing health care sector

Partnership will advance education and workforce development to improve community health and well-being in the Roanoke Valley.  

Roanoke College receives $3.5 million gift from former president and first lady, Dr. David and Susan Gring

Gring, the College’s ninth president, and his wife, Susan, are making the gift to support student research and the College’s planned Science Center.

Genetics students gain rare opportunity to learn about living with rare disease

Students in Dr. Marilee Ramesh’s Advanced Genetics class had an incredible and rare opportunity to interact with another professor who is the parent of a child with XP.

Roanoke physics program earns national recognition

The Roanoke College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office.

Class of 2022 includes a record five valedictorians and two salutatorians

The seven valedictorians and salutatorians hail from five different states and earned degrees in 10 different majors. Six of the seven are members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.

Roanoke College student named a 2022 Key into Public Service Scholar

James Suleyman is one of just 20 students selected nationwide. The program connects arts and sciences students with Phi Beta Kappa scholarship and public sector opportunities.  

PLACE alumni panel offers tips, connections for students and alumni

Roanoke College’s new center for Purpose, Life and Career Exploration (PLACE) opened its doors to students, alumni and community members to show how Roanoke students can get help pursuing high-value careers.

Butler set to lead Yale Department of Surgery diversity efforts

Dr. Paris Butler ‘00 will be the Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and Associate Professor of Surgery, effective April 1, 2022. He is the first vice chair of DEI in the Department of Surgery’s 209-year history.

Roanoke College alumni make local 40 Under 40 list

From hospitals to schools to the fire station, these graduates are making a difference in the Roanoke and Salem region.

Hollis proves to be a tough competitor in Jeopardy! semifinals

Maroons all around the country were proud to watch Dr. Gary Hollis compete in the semi-finals of the JEOPARDY! Professors Tournament.

Dr. Gary Hollis dominates in JEOPARDY! debut

The chemistry professor proved he knows about more than just science, displaying a dazzling breadth of knowledge en route to victory. He appears again on Wed., Dec. 15.

Dr. Darwin D. Jorgensen wins 2021 Golden Anniversary Monograph Award

Dr. Jorgensen, Thornhill Professor of Biology at Roanoke College, received the 2021 Golden Anniversary Monograph Award at the 107th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, held Nov. 18-21 in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Gary Hollis competes on JEOPARDY!

Hollis is one of 15 professors across the country to appear Dec. 6 on the first-ever JEOPARDY! Professors Tournament.

Roanoke College receives single largest cash gift in school’s history

Shaun McConnon ‘66 donates $15 million and launches challenge to support planned Science Center.