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Automated Feedback: The New Science of Grading STEM Papers


Science educators at Wake Forest University are testing how automated feedback combined with new one-on-one teaching methods can improve scientific writing from STEM undergraduates – and result in better explanation of research to the public.
13-Sep-2017 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hidden Inca Treasure: Remarkable New Tree Genus Discovered in the Andes


Hidden in plain sight – that’s how researchers describe their discovery of a new genus of large forest tree commonly found, yet previously scientifically unknown, in the tropical Andes. Researchers from the Smithsonian and Wake Forest University...
7-Sep-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘This Is Perfect’: WFU Launches Engineering Program Enriched by Liberal Arts


Like any aspiring engineer, first-year student Meredith Vaughn gets excited about building something from the ground up, so Wake Forest University’s new undergraduate engineering program immediately appealed to her. Vaughn is one of approximately...
18-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

WFU Researchers Studying Effects of Watching Videos of Police Violence on Young Black People


Researchers affiliated with the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University are seeking young black adults for a research study investigating the impact of watching high-profile videos of police violence on social media.
14-Jul-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pair Female Engineering Students for Projects, and They Flourish


Female first-year students earn a higher grade when paired with at least one other female for group projects in introductory college engineering classes, according to new research by a Wake Forest University professor.
28-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How to Be Good: Finding a Beacon for Moral Growth


Researchers at Wake Forest University are studying an in-depth look at “moral exceptionality.”
9-Jun-2017 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Want a ‘Younger’ Brain? Add Beets to Your Menu

New research by scientists at Wake Forest University found that, as compared to exercise alone, adding a beet root juice supplement to exercise resulted in brain connectivity that closely resembles what you see in younger adults. The study was...
24-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

With Beetroot Juice Before Exercise, Aging Brains Look ‘Younger’

Drinking a beetroot juice supplement before working out makes the brain of older adults perform more efficiently, mirroring the operations of a younger brain, according to a new study by scientists at Wake Forest University.
19-Apr-2017 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Former EPA Official: Harvey Polluted Floodwaters Pose Challenges


1-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Where Colleges School Google: Creating a Culture That Supports Women, Minorities in STEM


Gender, racial, socioeconomic and other equity gaps in STEM-related careers are more than a “pipeline problem.” That being said, what are colleges and universities like Wake Forest doing to help close these gaps?
8-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Father’s Day: WFU Expert Available on ‘Dadvertising,’ Divorce & More

For more than 25 years, Nielsen has taught “Fathers and Daughters,” the only known college class in the country devoted exclusively to dad-daughter relationships. An accomplished teacher-scholar, Nielsen is the author of five books and numerous...
12-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT

WFU Experts Available: HB2 One Year Later


With the first anniversary of the passage of North Carolina House Bill 2 (HB2) approaching this week, several Wake Forest experts are available to comment on the original legislation, appeal proposals, court challenges and the impact on the state.
22-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT

Pros Penalized Off the Tee at the Masters Are More Likely to Take Risks


Research shows pros on par fives with tee-shot penalties are likely to take greater risks in their approach shots — leading to disastrous consequences for the golfers' performances. Wake Forest sports economist Todd McFall uses PGA Tour's ShotLink...
7-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST

Special Prosecutor: Best Solution for Investigation of Trump Ties to Russia?


3-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EST

What Would Repeal of Affordable Care Act Mean in NC?


2-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST

Experts Available: Refugees Seek Citizenship and Community

As state and federal lawyers argue over President Donald Trump's travel and refugee ban, Wake Forest University experts are available to discuss a wide range of social and political issues facing families seeking U.S. citizenship.
13-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST

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