Research Archive


Gender diversity in STEM: ‘Let’s change the world together’

January 24, 2017  |   Faculty, Research, Staff, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Universities across the U.S. have developed programs to attract women and under-represented minorities to the STEM disciplines. So why aren’t more of these students declaring a major in science, technology, engineering and math – and seeing it through to a career in research or academia? At Wake Forest University, students, faculty and administrators are tackling that question through formal research, departmental evaluations and innovative outreach.


WFU taps NSF’s Olga Pierrakos as founding engineering chair

January 24, 2017  |   Admissions, Faculty, Research, Staff, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest University has appointed Olga Pierrakos as founding chair of the Department of Engineering, one of Wake Downtown’s new anchoring academic programs, which will begin offering classes this fall.


Ads for dads: WFU professor advises on new Barbie campaign

January 23, 2017  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Grooming Barbie®’s hair is one thing, but grooming her latest ad campaign is quite another. That’s the opportunity at hand for Wake Forest University education professor Linda Nielsen, a leading expert on fathers and daughters, who is now weighing in on marketing efforts for the world’s most iconic doll.


Religious involvement lessens likelihood of owning a handgun

January 13, 2017  |   Faculty, Research

Americans who are more involved in religious congregations are less likely to own handguns, according to a new study by Wake Forest University sociologist David Yamane.


WFU embarks on new era as Wake Downtown classes begin in the Innovation Quarter

January 5, 2017  |   Admissions, Faculty, Provost, Research, Staff, Student, Top Stories

Wake Downtown classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 10, marking the beginning of an historic era for Wake Forest University as it moves undergraduate courses into Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem.

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