Research Facilities

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 Vivarium

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 Vivarium Facility User’s Manual (274 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 Vivarium, members of the science faculty maintain their own individual labs for research, usually involving both graduate and undergraduate students.

Grants & Research News

A heavy snowfall blankets the campus of Appalachian State University — one of five universities selected nationally to conduct rural climate resiliency research as part of AT&T’s Climate Resiliency Community Challenge. The Appalachian research team will suggest opportunities for improving access to services in rural communities. For example, expanded broadband is a critical component for overcoming obstacles created by weather cancellations. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State awarded AT&T grant to examine climate change resiliency, community impact

 AT&T has selected Appalachian State University as one of five universities nationally to conduct research designed to help communities ...

Warm Up With the Humanities: A Celebration of New Faculty Research poster image.

Warm Up With the Humanities: A Celebration of New Faculty Research

Warm Up With the Humanities: A Celebration of New Faculty ResearchFriday, February 21, 2020Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 421This event is...

23rd Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors

23rd Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors Abstract Submissions

Thursday, April 16, 20209 a.m.- 4 p.m. Plemmons Student Union, 4th floorThe Office of Student Research invites both graduate and undergraduate student...

ASU current English department graduate student and author Thom Young. Photo Submitted.

University Bookstore Student Author Spotlight: Thom Young

 Author Thom Young shares his recently published book, "Bespoke."Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5 p.m. Beacon Heights, Room 417Plemmons Student...

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