Universities across the U.S. have developed programs to attract women and under-represented minorities to the STEM disciplines. So why aren’t more of these students declaring a major in science, technology, engineering and math – and seeing it through to a career in research or academia? At Wake Forest University, students, faculty and administrators are tackling that question through formal research, departmental evaluations and innovative outreach.
Wake Forest University has appointed Olga Pierrakos as founding chair of the Department of Engineering, one of Wake Downtown’s new anchoring academic programs, which will begin offering classes this fall.
Grooming Barbie®’s hair is one thing, but grooming her latest ad campaign is quite another. That’s the opportunity at hand for Wake Forest University education professor Linda Nielsen, a leading expert on fathers and daughters, who is now weighing in on marketing efforts for the world’s most iconic doll.
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About the University
Offering the personal attention of a small liberal arts college, coupled with the breadth and global relevancy of a leading research institution, Wake Forest claims the distinction of being the nation's premier collegiate university. Wake Forest is consistently ranked among the top 30 universities in the nation. Our mission is to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity in the spirit of our motto, Pro Humanitate.
— The Schools —
At the core of the University, educating global leaders with tradition and innovation in the liberal arts.
Training scholars in the liberal arts and sciences and the biomedical sciences.
School of Business
Developing globally relevant business skills and helping students to find their passion.
School of Divinity
An ecumenical and dynamic theological school equipping religious leaders for ministries of justice, reconciliation, and compassion.
School of Law
Modeling engagement and professionalism through academic excellence and a thorough commitment to service.
School of Medicine
Promoting health and well-being by cultivating the discovery, teaching and application of biomedical knowledge.