2014 Highlights: Research Archive


Sonar-assisted human navigation

November 14, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: Research, Faculty, Mentoring, Research, Student, Top Stories, Uncategorized

STEM incubator brings students from different classes and disciplines together, fostering horizontal relationships where they learn from each other, but also vertical relationships with their faculty mentors.

Media Advisory: Hungry bats compete for prey by jamming sonar

November 6, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: Research, Media Advisory

In their nightly forays, bats hunting for insects compete with as many as one million hungry roost-mates. A study published today in Science shows that Mexican free-tailed bats jam the sonar of competitors to gain advantage in aerial foraging contests. Bats use echolocation, or biological sonar, to find and track insect prey in complete darkness. […]


Research Day, a hallmark event

October 27, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: Research, Events, Faculty, Mentoring, Research, Student, Top Stories

Research Day is a highlight of the academic year, showcasing the personal interaction and intellectual exchange between students and faculty.


Evening the odds

October 20, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: Research, Faculty, Staff, Student, Top Stories

Despite losing her vision three years ago, Kathryn Webster entered Wake Forest last fall with the goal of pursuing a dual degree in mathematics and business. Faculty and staff found a novel suite of technologies to help her see math clearly.


Fossil has lips like Jagger

September 10, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: Research, Faculty, Research, Top Stories

When anthropologist Ellen Miller discovered a fossil for a new species with large, signature lips, it gave her great “satisfaction” to name the creature after Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger.

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