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Graduate student Morgan Burnette studies how archerfish spit water at food targets.

Aquatic hunger games

Wake Forest researchers study how archerfish, known as nature’s sharpshooters, spit water from their mouths to dislodge insects in the mangroves.

Media Advisory: Aquatic hunger games: Archerfish spit the distance for food

Move over, Katniss Everdeen. For archerfish, the odds are ever in their favor, according to new research from Wake Forest University. The sharp-shooting fishes’ ability to spit water to hit food targets have been well documented, but a new study published online in the journal Zoology showed for the first time that there is little […]

Adam Hoxie, left, and Jackson Colvett with Marina Krcmar.

Beyond the comfort zone

Wake Forest’s emphasis on the liberal arts allows two science students to pursue research outside the comfort zone of their majors.

Wake Forest freshman Tatianaide Medina ('18) works with biology professor Susan Fahrbach in her lab.

Pursuit of science

From precious metal-based pharmaceuticals to a queen bee’s mandibular pheromone, two Wake Forest students will be on the trail of new science discoveries as they are mentored in professors’ labs.

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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.”