Dean of the College and Reynolds Professor of Computational Biophysics Jacquelyn Fetrow announced earlier this week that Wake Forest is one of twelve universities who are Institutional Award Recipients for the Beckman Scholars Program. This program provides awards “to help stimulate, encourage, and support research activities by exceptionally talented undergraduate students at our nation’s colleges and universities; young people who will ultimately become prominent leaders in their scientific and professional pursuits.” Simply put, this is fantastic news for our undergraduate researchers and for the URECA Center!
Finally, some news for folks visiting campus in the coming weeks. Great Decisions 2014 is upon us! Open to the public, this citizens forum on current foreign policy issues is presented by the Center for Global Programs and Studies and will be held on six consecutive Thursdays at 7pm beginning March 20. Families often visit Wake Forest on Friday mornings – if you arrive in Winston-Salem early enough the night before I encourage you to attend and participate.