Water-Repelling Coating Made by Wingate Student

Fun with Science Oystein Fjeldberg, Staff Writer As part of his internship with United Protective Technologies, senior Sam Efird of Wingate University has developed a superhydrophobic coating that can be easily applied onto a surface in order to make it perfectly water-repelling. For a little over a year, chemistry business major Sam Efird has worked as an intern at United Protective Technologies (UPT). UPT is … Continue reading Water-Repelling Coating Made by Wingate Student

Three scientists receive Nobel Prizes for their work developing ‘world’s smallest machines’

The Road to Molecular Machines Oystein Fjeldberg, Staff Writer The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be awarded to three scientists who have developed molecules that can be controlled in unique ways, according to the prize announcement by the Nobel Committee for Chemistry on October 5. Their efforts may lead to the advent of sophisticated molecular machines, which could be the next great technological revolution. … Continue reading Three scientists receive Nobel Prizes for their work developing ‘world’s smallest machines’

Students are encouraged to take Astronomy class offered next semester

Faculty Profile – Dr. Grant Thompson Oystein Fjeldberg, Staff Writer Dr. Grant Thompson teaches the popular astronomy class at Wingate University, where students learn how to tell the time by the phase of the Moon, how stars move across the sky during the year, how our Solar System is held together, and why stars have different colors, along with an introduction to how the Universe … Continue reading Students are encouraged to take Astronomy class offered next semester

Environmentally Friendly Plastics @ Wingate

Professor to Research an Environmentally Friendly Plastic Creation at Wingate  Øystein Fjeldberg, Staff Writer           This summer Wingate University professor Dr. Shakena Daniel started her work on a research project that could have a great impact. The goal is to create a kind of plastic that can be disposed with no harmful effects to the environment. Plastics are widely used in … Continue reading Environmentally Friendly Plastics @ Wingate

Proxima B, Unknown Earth like Planet

Possibility of New Life Christina Kroeger, Staff Writer  Just recently, there has been findings and proof of an Earth-like planet orbiting a star about 4.22 light-years away. Astronomers call this planet, Proxima B. Proxima B is measured to be one and a third times the size of earth and is surviving in a habitable zone where water and ice can exist. However, because it is … Continue reading Proxima B, Unknown Earth like Planet