Wake Forest University senior Abdulmalik Obaid has earned the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which sends recipients to the University of Cambridge in England to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree.
As part of the Leadership Project, Nancy Lublin, founder of Dress for Success and Dosomething.org, offered advice on launching startups and leading organizations with the purpose of making life better for people in need.
With 98 percent of the Class of 2014 either employed or in graduate school, the numbers show that resources invested in career development have measurable results. But the first job after college is just one step in the journey toward a meaningful life.
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.
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.
Research Day is a highlight of the academic year, showcasing the personal interaction and intellectual exchange between students and faculty.
The new program provides opportunities for law students interested in criminal justice careers to research law enforcement through scholarly engagement, real world experiences and alumni mentoring.
Mike Griggs (’15) has been working with theatre professor Cindy Gendrich to hone his skills as a dramaturg. While a little unusual that Griggs auditioned and was cast for smaller roles in the play, “These Shining Lives,” it was important to him to gain professional experience researching, developing and acting in a play.
Sophomore Hannah Martin and Patricia Dos Santos, an associate professor of chemistry, are tackling the problem of how to target harmful bacteria while sparing beneficial bacteria that make it possible for humans to live healthy lives.
From improving the lives of people suffering from debilitating diseases to turning waves in the Reynolds gym pool into electricity, Wake Forest researchers raised the bar of scientific excellence yet again during the 2013-2014 academic year.