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‘This is perfect’: WFU launches engineering program enriched by liberal arts

August 18, 2017  |   Faculty, Student, Top Stories

Like any aspiring engineer, first-year student Meredith Vaughn gets excited about building something from the ground up, so Wake Forest University’s new undergraduate engineering program immediately appealed to her.

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Statement from WFU President Hatch on Charlottesville

August 14, 2017  |   Community, President, Top Stories

Today Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch issued the following statement: “There is no place for the bigotry, racism and violence we witnessed in Charlottesville. Wake Forest University extends our condolences to the families and friends grieving the senseless harm and loss of life, as well as all who are devastated by the expressions of hatred. […]

Alesi after attached sandstone rock was partially removed at the Turkana Basin Insitute, near Lodwar, Kenya.

13-million-year old fossil skull sheds light on ape ancestry

August 9, 2017  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Wake Forest University professor of anthropology Ellen Miller is working with an international team of researchers who discovered a 13-million-year-old fossil ape skull in Kenya that sheds light on ape ancestry.

Wake Forest University Class of 2020 move in to their dorms in 2016.

WFU welcomes the Class of 2021

August 9, 2017  |   Admissions, Events, Faculty, Staff, Student, Top Stories

More than 1,350 first-year students will move into Wake Forest residence halls on Wednesday, Aug. 23. This class was admitted from an applicant pool of more than 13,000. Seventy-seven percent of the class of 2021 were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

Xiaotian Jiao ('20) works on separating components of a drug using chromatography in her organic chemistry lab at Wake Downtown.

Schooling Google? WFU among universities creating a culture to support women, minorities in STEM

August 8, 2017  |   Faculty, Mentoring, Research, Staff, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Gender, racial, socioeconomic and other equity gaps in STEM-related careers are more than a “pipeline problem.” That being said, what are colleges and universities like Wake Forest doing to help close these gaps?

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