Research Archive


NSF funding helps WFU develop diverse, competitive STEM workforce

November 1, 2016  |   Research, Staff

Wake Forest University is part of a new National Science Foundation (NSF) funded alliance that will help historically underrepresented minorities work toward careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


Research Day highlights ‘big time’ research by students

October 11, 2016  |   Faculty, Mentoring, Research, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

Undergraduate Research Day, a hallmark campus event at Wake Forest University, celebrated its 10-year milestone Friday, Oct. 7 in a new space, Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s atrium.

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‘Beet’ the competition: WFU expert talks Olympics & beet juice

July 20, 2016  |   Faculty, Research

Daniel Kim-Shapiro, director of the Translational Science Center and a professor of physics at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., has conducted groundbreaking research about the health properties of beetroot juice for more than 10 years. He can discuss how the human body converts the chemical nitrite found in beets into nitric oxide to regulate blood flow, fueling athletes for peak performance.


Parenting and happiness in 22 countries

June 17, 2016  |   Faculty, Research

To better understand why American parents report lower levels of happiness than non-parents, Wake Forest Professor of Sociology Robin Simon and her fellow researchers looked at adults with and without children in 22 other countries.


Chemistry major earns Beckman Scholar award

June 14, 2016  |   Faculty, Mentoring, Research, Staff, Student

KyungMin Yoo, a rising junior who is majoring in chemistry, has been selected as Wake Forest’s fifth Beckman Scholar. As part of the Beckman Scholars Program, Yoo will spend two summers working on research related to wound-healing with chemistry professor Mark Welker. She has been working in Welker’s lab for a year.

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