"Dan Johnson" Archive

Proposals funded: McDonald, Johnson, Brown, Ballard

Congratulations to Sarah McDonald, associate professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Roto Virus” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Congratulations to Dan Johnson, professor of teaching in biology, whose proposal entitled “Improving Scientific Writing in STEM Classrooms: A Training Program for Students and Teaching Assistants Aided by Information Extraction Technology” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Hana Brown, associate professor of sociology, whose proposal entitled “Enforcement or Embrace? The Determinants of State-Level Immigration Policy in New Immigrant Destinations” has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the University of Notre Dame.

Congratulations to Grey Ballard, assistant professor of computer science, whose proposal entitled “Scalable MTTKRP for Non-Negative Tensor Factorization” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy-DOI and UT-Batelle, LLC.

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Proposals funded: Johnson, Rejeski, Thonhauser

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Congratulations to Dan Johnson, associate teaching professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Project SEARCH Academy: 2015: has been funded by the Northwest AHEC.

Jack Rejeski

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Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Low intensity exercise intervention in perpheral artery disease” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 1R01HL122846-01A1 and by [subaward/subcontract from] Northwestern University (WFU funding agency).

Timo Thonhauser

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Congratulations to Timo Thonhauser, associate professor physics, whose proposal entitled “CAREER: Improving Hydrogen Storage with van der Waals Density Functional Theory” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

 

 

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Proposals funded: Dan Johnson, Erik Johnson, Gary Miller

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Congratulations to Dan Johnson, associate teacher professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Project SEARCH” has been funded by the North Carolina AHEC.

Congratulations to Erik Johnson, associate professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Dissection of Signaling Networks Maintaining Metabolic Homeostasis” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Gary Miller, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Exercise in the workplace: Effect of an exercise desk in an office setting on workers’ physical & mental health” has been funded by the Northwest AHEC.

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2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award winners announced

The Program for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship held their yearly Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards Banquet on April 24. The invitation-only banquet was co-hosted by the Entrepreneurship Society and the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship. The banquet was created to celebrate the achievements of students, faculty and staff and an entrepreneurial member of the Wake Forest community. The special award recipient and keynote speaker was Dickerson Wright, CEO of NV5 Inc.

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Paul Pauca

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Two Wake Forest faculty members received awards at the event.

The Faculty Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award was presented to biology professor Dan Johnson for the development of BioBook, an interactive e-textbook.

The Russell D. and Elfriede Hobbs Faculty Award for Entrepreneurial Achievement was presented to computer science professor Paul Pauca, creator of Verbal Victor, an app to help children with communication challenges.

Read about the student winners and the keynote speaker on the Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship website.

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Wake Forest awarded $250,000 for e-textbook development

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Dan Johnson (left) and Jed Makosco

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations have awarded Wake Forest University $250,000 for further development of Biobook, a new kind of e-textbook created by Teaching Associate Professor of Biology Dan Johnson and Associate Professor of Physics Jed Macosko.

Biobook offers content in an unconventional way. Unlike the traditional heavy and expensive textbooks of old, the $30 Biobook is accessible by smart-phone, tablet or computer. It breaks down complex and lengthy topics into small, manageable chunks of knowledge that can be changed and updated as educators see fit.

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