Research Archive


Self-driving cars: WFU engineering students kick the tires on safety and ethics

May 2, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Student, Top Stories

The future of self-driving cars seemed all but inevitable until a fatal crash in Arizona last month prompted tech companies, automakers and lawmakers to pump the brakes.


Bats go quiet during fall mating season

May 2, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Giving someone the “silent treatment” during courtship might not be the best strategy for romance. But, new research shows hoary bats fly with little or no echolocation at all as a possible mating-related behavior.


WFU awards and recognitions briefs

April 20, 2018  |   Faculty, Recognition, Research, Staff, Student, Top Stories

The WFU Awards and Recognitions briefs celebrate milestones of faculty, staff and students at Wake Forest.


Biophysics student wins NSF Graduate Fellowship

April 10, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest University senior Katrina Barth, a biophysics major from Raleigh, N.C., researching flexible and more effective neural implants, has received a graduate fellowship from the National Science Foundation.


Want to help your partner stress less? Listen from the heart

February 6, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

When we feel supported, we feel less stress. But sometimes we think we are being supportive of a romantic partner and we’re not. Who hasn’t experienced the self-satisfaction of feeling like we’re ‘helping’ only to find we’ve only made the situation worse. Wake Forest University professor Jennifer Priem studies dating relationships and explores the connection between supportive conversations and physiological signs of stress reduction.

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