Fundraising continues for the Martin Science Building expansion and renovation!
We have secured nearly $16.4 million of the revised $23 million campaign goal, and we expect another $3.7 million in historic tax credits, leaving $2.9 million to raise for the project.
Because of your generosity, Randolph College has completed the $250,000 matching challenge opportunity from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation. Thank you!
An anonymous alumna of the 1970’s has just issued a matching challenge for the Martin Science campaign. She will give $200,000 by June 30, 2024, if the College succeeds in securing gifts of any amount to meet her match. Give and get matched now.
There is no better time to support rigorous scientific education. For more information about how you can be a part of this exciting project, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at email@example.com or call 1-877-769-2443.
PROMOTE and showcase excitement about STEM programs
PROVIDE forward-looking, flexible spaces for optimal teaching and learning
EXPAND interdisciplinary action and encourage collaboration
INCREASE informal learning spaces and focus on active learning classrooms
CREATE dynamic, open, inviting, and comfortable spaces with improved access to natural light
HIGHLIGHT a sustainable and high-performance building with reliable new systems
REIMAGINE spaces for these vital academic programs: Environmental Studies and Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural History and Archaeology Collections Project (NHACP)
Science is an integral component of every student’s Randolph College education.
Martin Science Building, our historic hub of research, experimentation, and innovation, is ready for a complete renovation and expansion.
Randolph is launching a new era in science education.
Named in honor of esteemed science professor Fernando Wood Martin, in 1937 Martin Science Building became home to R-MWC’s state-of-the-art resources and equipment for hands-on science education.
R-MWC students were trained not only in scientific principles but also in the liberal arts.
That tradition lives on today.
High-caliber science education in the 21st century demands collaboration and interdisciplinary work.
Randolph’s small classes and liberal arts focus encourage students to engage in learning through hands-on experimentation and personalized attention from faculty.
A modern science building incorporates flexible spaces with high-tech resources to support learning and innovation.
Randolph is committed to providing hands-on science education to Central Virginia year-round.
SciFest welcomes over 3,000 children and their families each spring for two full days of intensive, fun immersion in the sciences.
Science & Art Saturdays introduces high school students to the intersection of creativity and research by providing free access to Randolph’s professors and classrooms.
Summer camps for area youth teach coding skills to the next generation of computer scientists.
Martin Science was built in the late 1930’s and in 1994 VMDO Architects redesigned lab spaces and faculty offices. Four lecture halls were designed to accommodate teaching techniques which utilize computerized image display systems, and the latest fire suppression and chemical containment systems were installed.
VMDO Architects and Jamerson-Lewis Construction are commissioned to complete the latest renovation project.
- The renovation of the 38,000 square foot building will enhance and enlarge lab spaces for improved flexibility
- Energy efficient design will reduce the operating costs of the building
- A complete renovation of the interior will increase comfort and accessibility
- A dynamic, modern design will serve all Randolph students
The expansion will allow all science departments to maximize collaboration and share resources:
- Environmental Studies and Sciences
- Physics and Engineering
- Marine Science
- Computer Science
- Natural History and Archaeology Collections Project
40% of all bachelor’s degrees we awarded in the last decade were in the sciences.
For 10 years running, biology is the College’s most popular major.
Randolph’s Science Teaching Institute has provided science-based workshops, lesson plans, and continuing education for hundreds of local school teachers.
Since 2011, Randolph’s Department of Physics and Engineering has tripled in numbers of students.
Randolph’s annual SciFest has introduced science exploration to more than 10,000 local schoolchildren.
Randolph’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students has been recognized nationally as an outstanding chapter for the last 11 years running.