CAS Corps Feature: Mason Fuller

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Corps are chosen to serve as representatives to all constituents of CAS and to create, promote and execute opportunities for academic and professional growth. These students represent a variety of departments from across CAS and will represent the College at events through interaction among current students, future students, parents, donors and alumni.

Throughout the year, we will be introducing new students representing the College in the 2023-24 academic year through a question and answer format. For more about the CAS Corps, visit:

Mason Fuller

Year: Junior
Major: Physics
Hometown: Colfax, N.C.

Which clubs or organizations are you a member of?

  • Physics and Astronomy Club

What research or coursework have you been most passionate about?

"I have research projects at AppalAIR, and I enjoy solving problems in the lab."

Which location(s) do you hope to visit for an internship, a study abroad trip, a research experience, or just for fun?

"I would love to visit Washington, DC for all of the science policy and historical monuments."

Where is your favorite place on campus and why?

"Durham Park because of the tennis courts and the spruce trees."

What is one of your favorite memories at Appalachian thus far?

"Marching the pregame show at football games."

What do you like about Boone and the surrounding community?

"I love how easy it is to connect to nature here and going tubing."

What are your hobbies?

"Stargazing, Making Music, Cooking, Cartography, Reading, and Researching."

What is your favorite book, podcast, artist, and/or television show?

My favorite book is 'The Count of Monte Cristo.'"

Tell us about one faculty or staff member that has made an impact on your life and how.

"Dr. Leah Sherman has always been there for me. If I ever need a laugh or a serious talk about my future, she is always open ears and willing to have a conversation. Dr. Sherman is the reason I am where I am now, and I am beyond thankful."

What do you feel has been valuable in your education at Appalachian versus another institution?

"The communities that I have been a part of at App have truly made me at home here. Everyone here is so supportive and wants to see you do great things."

What do you hope to do after graduation?

"I hope to continue here at App in the Accelerated Masters Program and then continuing to get my Ph.D."


About the Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Department of Physics and Astronomy’s curriculum has an applied nature that includes a core of fundamental physics courses and laboratory experiences. The department prepares graduates for a variety of scientific, teaching or engineering professions, as well as future educational endeavors. Learn more at

Compiled by Lauren Gibbs
March 15, 2024

CAS Corps member Mason Fuller is a junior physics major from Colfax. Photo by Lauren Gibbs.
Published: Mar 15, 2024 9:25am