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.
Rather than putting a Band-Aid on a wound, Wake Forest students, faculty and staff continue to take a proactive approach in preventing and eradicating hunger and bringing about systemic change.
The Hybrid Sterling Energy Generator (HySterE) panel is one of the world’s first combined photovoltaic and thermal collection generators. Developed by researchers at Wake Forest, it could transform how we use the sun’s energy.
Senior Brian Shoemaker is helping a national team of scientists answer a million-dollar question: Could a substance that resembles baby powder curb global carbon emissions?
Math professor Sarah Mason teaches sustainability by the numbers. In her first-year seminar — “Counting on Sustainable Energy: Does it Add Up?” — students gain a greater understanding of alternative energy and learn how to critically evaluate claims about the environmental impact of fuel sources. Read more about Mason and how she combines her love of math with her passion for sustainability.
The School of Divinity’s innovative Food, Faith and Religious Leadership Initiative will prepare religious leaders to guide congregations and religious communities in addressing food issues such as hunger, obesity and food justice.
Amanda Chou’s decision to start living healthier and an interest in Pinterest helped her win a national contest. From organic cotton bedding to book bags made of recycled plastic bottles, she has ideas for how to replace everyday items with more eco-friendly options.
Forty years from now, the world’s rainforests may be gone and with them our chance for a stable environment. Wake Forest’s JAMAZON celebrates that creative minds from biology to music to history to English can join together to find the answers.
“I’ve been on many other campuses, and I believe Wake Forest has the best-designed and intentional residential experience for students,” said Donna McGalliard, dean of Residence Life and Housing.
August 7th, 2012 | Sustainability
Imagine experiencing some of the most meaningful facets of college – such as intellectual curiosity, community living, and lasting friendships – in a trial run. Participants in LENS @ Wake Forest, a residential summer program that equips high school students to become global citizens, spent the last three weeks doing just that.