When Rahel Tafese spent a day job shadowing a sales representative for BioRx, she learned about treatments for immune deficiency, but more important, she made connections that will help her as she figures out her career path. Forty alumni offered an insider’s view of their work to current students as part of the new program.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but this might not be the case for a honeybee. Just ask David Hale (’15), a sophomore biology major. Hale has been studying the relationship between brain structure and cognitive function in honeybees since his freshman year.
Junior physics major Maggie Payne is part of a team studying the relation between the physical structure and electrical properties of organic semiconductor crystals. Led by physicist Oana Jurchescu and supported by the National Science Foundation, the team is contributing to advances in organic semiconductor technology that could lead to video screens that bend like paper and electronics sewn into clothing.
March 25th, 2013 | Mentoring
“Inside out: Wake,” a temporary public art installation, is on display on Wake Forest’s Manchester Plaza through April 4. Students organizing “Inside out: Wake” chose five upperclassmen from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds who also “embody the well-rounded Wake Forest community and…Pro Humanitate ideals.” The faces of the five students chosen are displayed in a 70′ x [...]
The Institute for Public Engagement has launched a new Public Engagement Fellows program to bolster support for students interested in pursuing careers in public service, public policy or public administration.
For most students, a Friday night in December means studying for the next week’s exams, with maybe some social time to celebrate the last week of classes. Instead of getting ready for the library or a party, 16 juniors and seniors spent a recent evening preparing themselves for life after college.
Jawad Wahabzada (’14) finds balancing schoolwork and the global promotion of his documentary “Children of Kabul” a challenge, but says taking courses you love and connecting with a good mentor can make a difference.
More than 30 of Ray Kuhn’s former students, plus their spouses or significant others, gathered in Clemmons last month to celebrate their mentor’s 70th birthday and their shared experiences as his research partners. Kuhn’s work as a mentor has grown a close-knit group that spans generations.
Undergraduate research has been a cornerstone of Wake Forest’s commitment to academic excellence. Now the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) Center provides student grants and administrative support for mentored, undergraduate research and encourages high-quality programs of great impact.
Participants in Wake Forest’s new mentorship pilot program, WAKE ME!, learned the importance of college preparation and the value of pro humanitate.