Biochemistry and Mentoring Grant

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 students from other Triad-area colleges.

Wake Forest News Service

To learn more, click the link below

NSF grant supports biochemistry research and mentoring outreach

Comstock-Ferguson, Outreach: Kitchen Chemistry!

The basic principles of chemistry can be learned using everyday items you can find in the kitchen. Dancing popcorn, a jelly bean taste-test, and a colorful lemon volcano are part of the fun and the curriculum for Comstock-Ferguson’s advanced chemistry class community outreach project.

It’s very different from other courses offered by the Chemistry Department. It’s cool to learn about food science. I enjoy cooking but learning the science behind cooking is different than just following the directions.

Karliegh Smith, WFU Chemistry Student

To learn more:

Wake Forest News Service: “Out of the classroom into the Kitchen”

Winston Salem Chronicle: “WFU chemistry majors teach students science basics”

Lindsay Comstock and students pose
Lindsay Comstock-Ferguson (center), Chemistry Professor and BMB Faculty member, leads an outreach team of WFU students who promote the idea that science and chemistry can be fun, and exciting!