Don’t shake it off. Shake it up. After seven years as chief information officer, professor Rick Matthews found flipping his introductory physics course inspired first-year students and his popular teaching style in new ways.
From bats to blue-footed boobies and beyond, 2014 was a memorable year for Wake Forest when it came to science and technology news.
History professor Michele Gillespie usually includes class visits to view art in Winston-Salem. This semester, she expanded the idea to benefit both the students in her Women and Gender in Early America course and the local museums.
The ZieSta Room encourages the wellbeing of students by having a specified place within the library that allows students to easily take a break from work.
A popular first-year seminar in English gives students opportunity to use a pop singer’s life and music as a kaleidoscope to look at topics like body image, privacy and feminism.
Schoolchildren visiting SciWorks science museum learn hands-on about alternative fuels like hydrogen with help from associate professor of physics Timo Thonhauser.
STEM incubator brings students from different classes and disciplines together, fostering horizontal relationships where they learn from each other, but also vertical relationships with their faculty mentors.
Justice. Politics. Access. Quality. Insecurity. Production. Deserts. Sustainability. One word that connects all of these words is FOOD. At Wake Forest, references to these terms – food justice, food quality, food politics – can be found everywhere, woven into the fabric of students’ lives through their course work, extra-curricular activities and service learning opportunities.
Research Day is a highlight of the academic year, showcasing the personal interaction and intellectual exchange between students and faculty.
October 24th, 2014 | Faculty
In “Accessing Information in the 21st Century,” an instruction librarian incorporates Google Glass into class as a catalyst to research, discuss and explore information-related themes, such as privacy and social responsibility.