Elevating the Sciences

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

Roanoke College and Virginia Tech sign partnership for accelerated student pathways in computer science and computer engineering

The partnership between the two institutions gives Roanoke College students direct admission into computer science and computer engineering master’s degree programs.  

Roanoke students place second in national sports analytics contest

James Rowe, Selam Mekonnen and Cyrus Pace, all seniors at Roanoke College, competed as a team in the game analytics portion of the championship.

“The science of broken hearts”

A Roanoke professor is carving out a niche as a leading researcher on “ghosting.”

Sekoni featured in TechGuide article

Assistant Professor Adewale Sekoni was interviewed by the technology website TechGuide for a column that offers advice to students interested in technology.

McCutcheon honored by statewide group for dedication to disability advocacy

The founder of Toy Like Me at Roanoke College was presented with a 2023 disAbility Law Center of Virginia Impact Award.

From the magazine: Shooting for the moon

Terry St. Clair '65 was recently inducted into the NASA Hall of Honor for his significant career contributions.

Washington Semester offering students unique, real-world experience

Ten students are living and working in D.C. this semester as part of the Lutheran College Washington Semester program that Roanoke College helped create.

Inspirational math book co-edited by Roanoke professor wins award

The book aims to help students not get discouraged when challenges arise.

Student researchers contribute to the Genealogy of Slavery

Six students conducted in-depth research to help build a database of information about enslaved people who lived in Southwest Virginia before and during the Civil War.

Saoub selected for Science and Technology Policy Fellowship

Karin Saoub, the Capp Whitehead Professor of Mathematics at Roanoke College, has been placed as an adviser to the director of the Office of Science in the U.S. Department of Energy.

Roanoke featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 388 Colleges for 2023”

For the first time, Roanoke is on the Best Athletic Facilities list and Best College Radio Station list. Roanoke is again on the list of Great Schools for Business/Finance Majors, Great Schools for Computer Science/Computer Engineering Majors and Great Schools for Psychology Majors.

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.