Wake Forest’s Sean Hannah and a team of researchers have found measuring activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain can help assess that person’s potential for leadership — which could have a big impact on how future leaders are tested and trained.
Medical advances in biotechnology seem to be coming faster than the public can understand them or even discuss how society should handle ethical, legal and moral considerations. To spark the national conversation, Wake Forest has partnered with Baylor to host “After the Genome: The Language of our Biotechnological Future” April 12-13.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but this might not be the case for a honeybee. Just ask David Hale (’15), a sophomore biology major. Hale has been studying the relationship between brain structure and cognitive function in honeybees since his freshman year.
A Wake Forest professor finds the key to harmonious computer science studies is to introduce students to technology with digital audio.
Students in Pat Lord’s Bio 367 Virology class helped create a new program designed to develop students’ critical thinking skills about bioethics outside the classroom. And it all started with dinner … and a movie.
Timo Thonhauser has taken on one of the toughest problems of making hydrogen cars a reality: hydrogen storage. His research is supported by the most prestigious award the National Science Foundation has to offer for young scientists, given to a select few junior faculty nationwide who excel as teacher-scholars.
Daniel Kim-Shapiro, physicist and director of Wake Forest’s Translational Science Center, will offer beet juice samples after his talk at the upcoming Technology Briefing, which highlights innovative local companies and institutions. Three others with WFU ties also will present.
U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best Colleges guide ranked Wake Forest 13th among national universities with the best undergraduate teaching. The list highlights “schools where the faculty has an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.”
When Wake Forest computer science professors and students introduce new ways to teach computer science to middle school students, the teachers at Hanes Magnet School can’t wait to experiment with technology.
Author and religious scholar Stephen Prothero named Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch’s “The Democratization of American Christianity” one of the five best books on religion and politics in the Wall Street Journal.