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The biology behind mental health

In an unusual first-year seminar, students learn that, just as there’s a physical science behind the healing of broken bones, the correction of blood sugar levels and the repairing of blocked arteries. There’s also a physical science to improving mental health.

Media Advisory: First field-effect transistors on hybrid perovskites fabricated for first time

(Winston-Salem, N.C. – May 5, 2015) – Researchers from Wake Forest University and the University of Utah are the first to successfully fabricate halide organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite field-effect transistors and measure their electrical characteristics at room temperature. “We designed the structure of these field-effect transistors that allowed us to achieve electrostatic gating of these materials […]

Media Advisory: Testosterone key to new bird bang theory

(Winston-Salem, N.C. – April 22, 2015) – New research from a Wake Forest University biologist who studies animal behavior suggests that evolution is hard at work when it comes to the acrobatic courtship dances of a tropical bird species. Assistant professor of biology Matthew Fuxjager studies the physiological basis of bird behavior, with a particular […]

Media Advisory: STEM at Wake Laboratory Tours announced

Who and What: Students from 12 local and regional public high schools and prospective Wake Forest University students will have the chance to get a more up close and personal look at STEM fields of study during STEM at Wake Laboratory Tours. They will have the opportunity to participate in six 20-minute collegiate laboratory sessions […]

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Students awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships

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.

President Nathan O. Hatch

President Nathan Hatch: Historian

Not every college president has written a book that is required reading for students across the country a quarter century after its publication like President Nathan Hatch’s “The Democratization of American Christianity.”

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Looking back at science and technology in 2014

From bats to blue-footed boobies and beyond, 2014 was a memorable year for Wake Forest when it came to science and technology news.

Junior Kali Vicars, studied the painting "Witch Duck Creek" by Joshua Shaw (1820-1821) at Reynolda House Museum of American Art for her Women and Gender in Early America history course.

Art history detectives

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.

Wake Forest physics professor Timo Thonhauser, center, demonstrates an alternative energy source to elementary school students at Sciworks.

Hands on with hydrogen

Schoolchildren visiting SciWorks science museum learn hands-on about alternative fuels like hydrogen with help from associate professor of physics Timo Thonhauser.

STEM incubator project partners and mentor, l-r, Jack Janes, Dominic Prado, Paul Pauca and Ran Chang.

Sonar-assisted human navigation

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.