Carrying shovels, screens and other equipment, 12 students trekked across a tobacco field along the Yadkin River to reach an archaeological site where they began finding artifacts more than 500 years old.
A flying, insect-like robot built and tested by biology graduate student Max Messinger and a team of WFU researchers will give an unprecedented look at Peru’s tropical cloud forest, one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems and a key indicator of global climate change.
If you’re taking the SAT and you’re not positive you know the correct answer, do you skip or guess? Previous studies suggest that your strategy may be very different from that of the student sitting next to you. A faculty-student research team in economics is looking for answers.
A battle for evolutionary dominance is raging in Arizona between the tiger moth and the echo-locating bat. New research being done by Wake Forest shows the tiger moth currently has the upper hand.
From discovering how text messages can help build empathy to figuring out how character and personality affect ethical behavior on the job, the Character Project has led to remarkable advances in the study of human nature, values, morals and decision-making. The next step? Sharing what scholars have learned about character with the public.
A new kind of hands-free communication device developed by Wake Forest could help people with speech impediments and poor motor control interact with the world around them.
Wake Forest researchers recently developed a sugar-based compound that makes it cheaper and easier to turn low-quality fats and oils into affordable biodiesel.
When Maggie Gigler began her academic journey at Wake Forest, she knew she wanted to major in psychology and go on to earn a doctorate in clinical psychology. With her study on borderline personality disorder, she was one of 127 students presenting at Undergraduate Research Day.
A first-of-a-kind study by Wake Forest researchers will address why long distance runners, particularly women, are more likely than athletes in other sports to develop osteoporosis later in life.
Intensive dieting and an hour of exercise three times a week can lead to significantly less knee pain and improved function after 18 months for individuals suffering from debilitating and painful knee osteoarthritis, according to research by professor Stephen Messier and his WFU colleagues.