WFU students to teach ‘kitchen chemistry’ to kids at Kaleideum North

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“Students can only learn so much out of a book,” said Comstock-Ferguson, an associate professor of chemistry. “You can’t learn science without actually doing it. This is a great way for Wake Forest students to embody the spirit of Pro Humanitate by … Continue reading

Grant Awarded to Dr. Dos Santos

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The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $680,000 grant to Wake Forest University Associate Professor of Chemistry Patricia Dos Santos. In addition to funding research that helps scientists better understand life on earth, the grant also enables her to mentor … Continue reading

Out of the classroom, into the kitchen

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Bonnie Davis recently published a new story on the Wake Forest New Service about Dr. Lindsay Comstock-Ferguson’s Kitchen Chemistry class. ‘From candy “glass” to gooey slime, plain scrambled eggs and edible bubbles, Wake Forest University students put their kitchen chemistry … Continue reading

DeaconChemist Newsletter, Volume 19

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Volume 19 of the DeaconChemist is now available online at http://email.www.wfu.edu/chemistry/deaconchemist.201601.html Topics include: Letter from the Chair Undergraduate and Graduate Program updates Faculty Highlights And much more… … Continue reading

Chemistry Department Research Group Featured in Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry

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Congrats to the Donati/Jones research group for being featured on the cover of the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry (Royal Society of Chemistry) for their work on medicine capsules analysis (JAAS 30(6) (2015) 1395-1399). JAAS is one the the top … Continue reading

Scott Geyer and Michael Gross to participate in CRADLE – 2015-17

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CRADLE, CLASS OF 2015-2017 ORSP’s CRADLE program provides one-on-one and group training to sustain a lifetime of grant supported projects. This year’s cohort includes Mary K. Good, Anthropology; Chanchal Dalani, Art; Scott Geyer and Michael Gross, Chemistry; Ted Gellar-Goad, Classical … Continue reading

Women in Science: Feminists or Just Good Scientists? with Dr. Rebecca Alexander

Wednesday, April 1 at 11:00am to 12:00pm Wingate Hall, Room 202 1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106 Dr. Rebecca Alexander, professor of chemistry at Wake Forest University, will deliver a public lecture on women in science. View Calendar Event … Continue reading

Amanda Jones Invited to Speak at the Young Academic Investigators Symposium

Dr. Amanda Jones was selected to speak at the “Young Academic Investigators” symposium for the Fall 2015 ACS meeting in Boston. The symposium will consist of 16 pre‐tenure professors and will highlight the vitality of research in the field of … Continue reading

Focus on food in the forest

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Speaker series highlights sustainability issues By Bonnie Davis Office of Communications and External Relations Justice. Politics. Access. Quality. Insecurity. Production. Deserts. Sustainability. One word that connects all of these words is FOOD. At Wake Forest, references to these terms – … Continue reading