Outreach and Community Engagement

The 18th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on

International Summer Symposium Centers on Education During and After the Holocaust
Jul 8, 2019

The 18th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on "Remembering the Holocaust" will be held July 20-25, 2019, at Appalachian State U...

The HR Science Research Team visits Eastman Chemical Co.’s facility in Kingsport, Tennessee, in September 2018 to meet with their project collaborators. The team also toured the facility, hard hats and all, allowing them to meet the people who carry out and are affected by safety protocol and gain a better understanding of the conditions in which they work. Pictured, from left to right in the front row, are IOHRM graduate students Lauren Ferber ’16 and Matthew Laske; Dr. Yalçin Açikgöz, assistant professor

App State partners with Eastman Chemical Co. for NIOSH-funded study on data analytics and workplace safety
Jul 3, 2019

At Appalachian State University, the Human Resources (HR) Science Research Team — a group comprising faculty members and graduate students in Appala...

Rachel Gaines, a senior environmental science major from Dayton, Ohio. Gaines will graduate this summer and begin Appalachian’s graduate program in sustainable technology in the fall. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State’s Rachel Gaines is a goalkeeper in sports — and in life
Jul 2, 2019

Field hockey brought Rachel Gaines to Appalachian State University, but academics — and the “family atmosphere” — made her want to stay.Gaines...

A student at the Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork tries on a survival suit worn during Antarctic research expeditions through Appalachian’s Picture Yourself as a Geologist (PYES) outreach program. Photo submitted

Picture Yourself as an Earth Scientist
Jul 1, 2019

Students, faculty and staff in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences are giving regional K–...

Students in the summer 2018 STARTALK Program at Appalachian practice tai chi with Tim Winecoff, an adjunct lecturer in the university’s Department of Recreation Management and Physical Education, center in blue shirt. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

‘The High Country Meets the Middle Kingdom’
Jun 28, 2019

This summer, 20 regional high school students will have the opportunity to explore Chinese language and culture without ever leaving the High Country ...

Student Teaching of the Year, Kenley Little with Dr. Rwany Sibaja, assistant professor in the Department of History and program director for history, social studies education; Dr. Neva Specht, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Tracie Salinas, professor in the Department of Mathematics and director of secondary teacher education & engagement ; Dr. Melba Spooner, dean of the Reich College of Education; and Dr. Monica Lambert, associate dean of the Reich College of Education and Office of Field Exp

Kenley Little Recognized as the Appalachian State University Student Teacher of the Year
Jun 24, 2019

Kenley Little was named the Appalachian State University Student Teacher of the Year for the 2018-2019 academic year at the Spring 2019 commencement r...

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
Jun 21, 2019

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

An excited group of third graders participating in the

Geological and Environmental Sciences K-12 science education strengthened by community partnership
Jun 14, 2019

Vulcan Materials, the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates with a local office in Boone, N.C., has given over $61,000 to the Departm...

Fig. 1. Land use and land cover types in the Boone Creek watershed. Maps created by Aeon Russo ’19, environmental science and quantitative geoscience double major. Image provided by William Anderson

App State survey: Respondents willing to pay for stormwater management and reduce negative effects from runoff
Jun 13, 2019

Using the Boone Creek watershed that runs through Appalachian State University’s campus as a laboratory, an interdisciplinary research team at Appal...

this summer Snow is working with Dr. Smith behind the glass walls of the astronomy lab where museum visitors can see them work. She is most excited because, “When my little brothers come to the museum they will get to see me working!” photo submitted by Kara Snow.

Kara Snow shows how getting a head start in research pays off
Jun 10, 2019

Honors first year student Kara Snow from Raleigh, NC, has been selected as a North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Women in Science Scholar. ...