Research

College Research Facilities

William C. and Ruth Ann Dewel Microscopy Facility

The William C. and Ruth Ann Dewel Microscopy Facility serves undergraduate, graduate students and faculty at Appalachian State University offering a wide variety of services in light and electron microscopy and image analysis. The CAS Microscopy Facility supports both research and teaching, and provides instruction and assistance on the use of state of the art imaging equipment.

College of Arts & Sciences Animal Facility

The College of Arts & Sciences is committed to providing the Appalachian academic community with a safe, clean, humane, and efficient Animal Resource Facility. For information on the scope of activities, please consult the Animal Resource Facility User’s Manual (85 KB, PDF).

Computation & Visualization Lab

The Visualization Lab is an interdisciplinary computer lab which provides high-end processing and graphic rendering capabilities in support of education, research and outreach activities. The lab is located on the second floor of Rankin Science West.

Dark Sky Observatory

Appalachian State University's Dark Sky Observatory is the research facility used by faculty and their students to conduct observational research in astrophysics. It is equipped with four telescopes, each used regularly for CCD imaging and photometry, with spectrographic instrumentation also available at the 32-inch.

Other Research Labs

In addition to the Microscopy Lab and Animal Facility, members of the science faculty maintain their own individual labs for research, usually involving both graduate and undergraduate students.

Grants & Research News

Dr. Shea Tuberty, professor in and assistant chair of Appalachian’s Department of Biology, far left, works with biology graduate students Grant Buckner, of Burnsville, center, and Cristina Sanders, of Taylorsville, to collect water samples from Boone Creek. Their water quality studies are among the many campus research and creative endeavors that address issues or concerns within the High Country area, benefitting the region while providing students with skills that are sought after from both employers and

Peterson’s recognizes App State as top-20 school for outdoor enthusiasts

Whether you’re an aspiring geologist or a mountain biker, a budding archaeologist or a kayaker, Appalachian State University and its Blue Ridge Moun...

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Dr. Cameron Gokee awarded NSF grant to conduct archaeological research in Bandafassi

During the next two academic years, Dr. Cameron Gokee, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University...

Caroline Sager. Photo Submitted.

Baku Bound: Appalachian Student Awarded Critical Language Scholarship from U.S. Department of State

The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships is pleased to announce that Caroline Sager, a recent graduate at Appalachian State University has be...

At 8,430 meters above sea level, the high-altitude expedition team celebrates after setting up the world's highest operating automated weather station during National Geographic and Rolex's 2019 Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mount Everest. Among them is Appalachian’s Dr. Baker Perry. Learn more at www.natgeo.com/everest. Photo by Mark Fisher, National Geographic

App State researchers scale Mount Everest to conduct climate research as part of National Geographic expedition

From April to June, as part of a robust effort to improve understanding of and resilience to the impacts of climate change on mountain systems, Nation...

Research in the College

The College of Arts and Sciences understands the value of research for our students and faculty. We support, encourage and aid our students and faculty in their research and scholarly pursuits. For more information about research through individual departments, please visit each department website