WFU Department of Physics Wake Forest University


Wake Forest Physics
Nationally recognized for teaching excellence;
internationally respected for research advances;
a focused emphasis on interdisciplinary study and close student-faculty collaboration; committed
to a diverse and inclusive environment.

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To donate to the Physics Department

Select one of the links below, which will pre-designate the desired fund on the donation form. You only need to enter your donor information, your gift amount, and any matching gift information.

Graduate Fund

Professor Martin Guthold in his laboratory discussing with graduate students Xinyi Guo and Wei Li how to use the lab's Atomic Force Microscope to measure mechanical properties of cancer cells and fibrin fibers.

This is our fund to support our graduate students in their professional development, such as funding to present research at national and international conferences, workshops for professional skills improvement, and funds to provide the Department with resources to offer promising graduate program applicants Fellowships. These activities will all improve the quality of our graduate students, and enrich their experiences in graduate school

Make a donation online to the Graduate Fund

General Fund

Professor Natalie Holzwarth and undergraduate student Cameron Kates working on a summer research project to apply density functional theory to better understand how to make batteries more efficient.

This fund supports the faculty and students of the Department in many ways, such as travel funds for undergraduate students to present their research results at regional, national, and international conferences. It also supports faculty and student scholarship by providing funds to bring excellent outside speakers to campus, and to improve our Career Advising by bringing in alumni and friends whose professional careers have been different from that of a typical college professor in the sciences. These funds also support student-sponsored conferences and outreach activities.

Make a donation online to the General Fund


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100 Olin Physical Laboratory
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7507
Phone: (336) 758-5337, FAX: (336) 758-6142