"Department of Engineering" Archive

Proposals funded: Carroll, Henslee, Lowman, Rejeski

This is part six of seven highlighting proposals funded during the fall of 2020.

Congratulations to David Carroll, professor of physics, whose proposals entitled “Assembly of Topological Qubits into a Register”and “Assembly of Topological Qubits into a Register – Phase II” have both been funded by the United States Department of Defense and by (subaward/subcontract from) Streamline Automation.

Congratulations to Erin Henslee, assistant professor of engineering, whose proposal entitled “KEEN Fellowship for Curriculum Development” has been funded by the Kern Family Foundation.

Congratulations to Lauren Lowman, assistant professor of engineering, whose proposal entitled “KEEN Fellowship for Curriculum Development” has been funded by the Kern Family Foundation.

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, research professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Program in Knee Osteoarthritis Patients (CLIP-OA)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) the Ohio State University.

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Proposals funded: Iltis, Rejeski, Waugh, Young

This is part five of seven highlighting proposals funded during the fall of 2020.

Congratulations to Ana Iltis, professor of philosophy, whose proposal entitled “Wake Forest Collaborative Application for an APOLLO Clinical Center” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) WFU Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, research professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Mobile intervention to reduce pain and improve health (MORPH) in obese older adults” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) WFU Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Christian Waugh, associate professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Investigating the neural systems that support the beneficial effects of positive emotion on stress regulation” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) University of Denver.

Congratulations to Kyana Young, assistant professor of engineering, whose proposal entitled “Community Engagement Boost Award” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) WFU Health Sciences.

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Proposals funded: Clarke, Gross, Rejeski, Zhang

This is part four of seven highlighting proposals funded during the fall of 2020.

Congratulations to Philip Clarke, associate professor of counseling, whose proposal entitled “Identifying Next Practices for Resident Engagement in Wellness” has been funded by the Mather Lifeways Institutes on Aging and by (subaward/subcontract from) Virginia Tech.

Congratulations to Michael Gross, associate professor of engineering, whose proposal entitled “Template-Directed Electrode Nanostructure Engineering” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and by (subaward/subcontract from) Oak Ridge Associated University.

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, research professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Molecular transducers of physical activity consortium coordinating center (CCC)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) University of Florida.

Congratulations to Ke Zhang, associate professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Investigation of multifunctional proteins that integrate packaging RNPs, RNA export, and translation” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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Two faculty receive prestigious Engineering Unleashed Fellowships

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Erin Henslee, assistant professor of engineering and 2020 Engineering Unleashed Fellow

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Lauren Lowman, assistant professor of engineering and 2020 Engineering Unleashed Fellow

Wake Forest University assistant professors of engineering Erin Henslee and Lauren Lowman have received national acclaim for their work, which advances the program’s mission to instill in students an entrepreneurial mindset and commitment to virtue. The Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) has named Henslee and Lowman as 2020 Engineering Unleashed Fellows for their contributions to engineering pedagogy and entrepreneurship. They were nominated to the prestigious 29-person cohort by their peers from higher education institutions across the country. The Engineering Unleashed Fellowship will provide funding for both faculty members to advance specific project work here at Wake Forest.

“[Henslee and Lowman] fully embraced the entrepreneurial approach and liberal arts commitment of the new engineering program. Leveraging faculty development opportunities within KEEN, they have demonstrated instructional vitality and pedagogical innovation in the classroom with a commitment to empowering their students each step of the way,” said Professor Olga Pierrakos, chair of the Department of Engineering. “As founding faculty members in 2018, they have shaped the curriculum and strengthened the innovative and inclusive culture of the department. Their selection to join 27 other Engineering Unleashed Fellows across KEEN and be honored for their commitment to entrepreneurial approaches to engineering education is a tremendous honor for each of them and a celebration for all of us.”

Wake Forest University faculty have been elevating the importance of socially conscious engineering since the program’s launch, and since 2019, the Kern Family Foundation has awarded more than $700,000 to support its pioneering vision for the future of engineering education.

Read more about Henslee, Lowman and the Engineering Unleashed Fellowship at College News.

Read more about the Kern Family Foundation’s support at Wake Forest News.

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Proposals funded: Muday, Yazdani, Comstock-Ferguson

Congratulations to Gloria Muday, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Ethylene 2020: XII International Symposium on the Plant Hormone Ethylene” has been funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Congratulations to Saami Yazdani, associate professor of engineering, whose proposal entitled “Local delivery of smooth muscle cell targeted aptamer to inhibit neointimal growth and accelerate vascular healing” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Congratulations to Lindsay Comstock-Ferguson, associate professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “RNA modification and antibiotic resistance” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) Emory University.

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