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2016 Call for Proposals: Summer Technology Exploration Grants (STEP)

2016 Call for Proposals: Summer Technology Exploration Grants (STEP)

2016 Call for Proposals Summer Technology Exploration Program (STEP) Grants    The Office of the Provost and Information Systems are excited to announce the 6th annual STEP grant call for proposals. This joint grant program has and will continue to provide funding for faculty summer projects to explore new and existing technologies with the potential […]

Twitter: Where Social Media Meets Data Mining

Twitter: Where Social Media Meets Data Mining

Over the past few years, the popularity of Twitter as a social networking tool has grown rapidly. But did you know that it can also be used as a data mining resource to document different ways language is used? One of this year’s STEP Grant recipients, Jerid Francom, was interested in putting his specialties in […]

Flipping for physics

Flipping for physics

By BONNIE DAVIS Office of Communications and External Relations Professor Rick Matthews flipped out a little bit last semester when he returned to the classroom after seven years in an administrative role – but in a good way.   First-year students who signed up for his calculus-based introductory physics class found themselves in a “flipped” classroom […]

Sonar-assisted human navigation

Sonar-assisted human navigation

Students and professors develop a novel way to help those with visual impairment. By BONNIE DAVIS, Office of Communication and External Relations When a biologist who studies bats and a computer scientist cross paths, amazingly cool things happen. Cool things such as a sonar device to assist the visually impaired. The idea came from biology […]

The Power of WebEx: A New Angle on Networking

The Power of WebEx: A New Angle on Networking

by Kiersten Bowman – Collaborative Technologies Associate We live in a world where technology is everywhere and accessible right at our fingertips; we are becoming disconnected from one another while simultaneously becoming connected in a whole new way. From text messages at the dinner table to video calling those far away, society is being drawn […]

Through the Google Glass

Through the Google Glass

By Bonnie Davis   In a class called Accessing Information in the 21st Century, instruction librarian Amanda Foster is using a new technology tool to do just that. It’s Google Glass or just Glass, as the techno giant likes to call it. While it’s been widely covered in the media, chances are most people have […]

Law School Introduces a New Collaborative Tool to Classrooms

Law School Introduces a New Collaborative Tool to Classrooms

By Kiersten Bowman – Collaborative Technologies Associate With the constant advancements and upgrades in technology, it is difficult to keep up with it all.  Universities especially find this to be a challenge when thinking about integrating technology into classrooms. Will students be able to maintain their interest and focus in the subject matter?  What innovations […]

Tech or Treat: German Monsters in the Classroom

Tech or Treat: German Monsters in the Classroom

By Kiersten Bowman – Collaborative Technologies Associate In recent years, the availability of online courses at Wake Forest has vastly increased.  Students now have the opportunity to take summer classes while not on campus, allowing them to take advantage of internships and other opportunities away from campus while still earning credits. A few of this […]

Digital Creations Come to Life

Digital Creations Come to Life

By Kiersten Bowman For several centuries, costumes have played a key role in the theater’s visual appeal.  These were and still are the final touch to achieving a specific characterization.  Costume designing comes with a number of limitations, however, such as access to and cost of fabric.  Sometimes even gaining access to drawing or sketching […]

Viewing Art Through a Virtual Lens

Viewing Art Through a Virtual Lens

By Kory Riemensperger The Summer Technology Exploration Program (STEP) grants are a great way of encouraging faculty to try novel methods of education. Many promising technologies are available to Wake Forest educators, including video and videoconferencing, smart phones and mobile computing, tablet computers including iPads and Android devices, and e-book readers. In addition, the University […]

A programmer’s approach to problem solving

A programmer’s approach to problem solving

Non-major computer programming course teaches freshmen to develop mobile apps   Tired of listening to the same songs blare over the restaurant sound system?   Jessica Ferrando is developing a jukebox app for an iPhone that could help mix things up. Rather than leaving the music selection up to fate, the app will enable patrons […]

Empowering the Voiceless

Empowering the Voiceless

Asking for a snack or drink of water is a simple act of communication most of us take for granted. This is not the case for 10-year old Grace DeVito. Grace has cerebral palsy, a brain condition that can make even the most simple gesture or verbal request a challenge. “Grace is a really bright […]

A novel approach to fighting disability from peripheral artery disease

A novel approach to fighting disability from peripheral artery disease

A new approach to treating peripheral artery disease could lead to happier and healthier lives for millions of Americans.

BioBook to bring new generation of e-learning

BioBook to bring new generation of e-learning

Wake Forest and Forsyth Tech work to bring novel e-learning tool to Biology 101 Rachel Cox spent the tail end of her biology for non-majors class delving into the intricacies of global climate change. Cox, a sophomore, wrapped up the course taught by senior biology lecturer Dan Johnson with a final presentation this week. While many […]

Another successful TechXploration!

Another successful TechXploration!

The second annual faculty and staff technology showcase, TechXploration, took place that snowy afternoon with 26 presenters and 18 on-campus departments represented. The event was a great opportunity for people from all across campus to gather and learn about the exciting uses of technology at Wake Forest.

Faculty presenters needed for TechXploration

Faculty presenters needed for TechXploration

TechXploration is designed to showcase faculty use of technology and bring together faculty and staff who want to share their experiences with current technology efforts. Faculty, staff and students will be able to see how technologies are being leveraged in teaching, learning, research, engagement, and creative endeavors at Wake Forest.

Making music wins over computer science majors

Making music wins over computer science majors

You could say Samuel Murphy is one measure of computer science professor Jennifer Burg’s success. Burg set out to determine whether using a hands-on topic like music could help her teach complicated computer science topics such as algorithms, abstraction and programming languages. Murphy, a sophomore from Fort Worth, Texas, took her CSC101 class – and […]

Design Thinking

Design Thinking

Innovative problem-solving class builds high-performing teams

Cancer research sparks cover story

Cancer research sparks cover story

The work of a team of Wake Forest researchers developing a novel drug for prostate cancer treatment is featured on the cover of the Nov. 26 issue of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.   George Kulik, an associate professor of cancer biology, Mark Welker, the William L. Poteat Professor of Chemistry, and Freddie Salsbury, an […]

The Physics of Music

The Physics of Music

Students learn about sound vibrations in the steeple of Wait Chapel

WebEx 101: A Technology Revolution

WebEx 101: A Technology Revolution

It’s frustrating when students have questions on assignments after 10 p.m., when professors are not available on campus.  WebEx, a video chat meeting software conversationally described as “Skype on steroids,” can keep this from being an issue.  Bridging communication between students and professors is one of many potentials WebEx internet meeting software offers, and what […]

Just One iPad can Make a Difference in the Classroom

Just One iPad can Make a Difference in the Classroom

While K-12 schools around the country search for funding to provide iPads to every student, an education researcher in North Carolina has found that even a single iPad can make a huge difference in the classroom. The results of her experience with student teachers at Wake Forest University appear in the December/January issue of Learning […]

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