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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 […]

Waving to the Future—3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

Waving to the Future—3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

By Sophia Bredice, I.S. Fellow Cyrus Liu, a rising Wake Forest senior from Beijing, has taken his passion for computer science to the next level. After receiving one of Wake Forest’s undergraduate research Fellowships, Cyrus has constructed a prosthetic hand that mirrors the movement of his own. Faculty Advisor and Computer Science Professor Dr. Jennifer Burg […]

Big Data and Native Languages

Big Data and Native Languages

By Evan Woolford, I.S. Bridge Associate Jerid Francom, Professor of Spanish and Linguistics at Wake Forest University, has been fascinated with languages since his time spent abroad in Spain. His work aims to facilitate professors and students in understanding the similarities and differences between dialects of the Spanish language and how his research can be used […]

In the Wake of TechXploration 2015

In the Wake of TechXploration 2015

On Tuesday, April 7th, Wake Forest students, faculty, and staff gathered in Benson 401 for TechXploration 2015. Between 11 AM and 3 PM, members of the Wake Forest community were given the opportunity to learn how faculty and staff are utilizing different technologies on campus. This year, there were a variety of topics focused on teaching […]

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 […]

Internship on the world’s stage – Senior uses tech skills to support Intel’s Connected Wheelchair Project

Internship on the world’s stage – Senior uses tech skills to support Intel’s Connected Wheelchair Project

By BONNIE DAVIS Office of Communications and External Relations   While college marks the beginning of “the future” for many students, Wake Forest senior David Hughes (’15) hasn’t wasted any time fast-forwarding right into his.   Hughes, a computer science major, was one of six college interns who spent the past five months working on […]

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