STEM

Dr. Virginia Kiefer Corrigan, program director of App State’s four-year online program in Veterinary Technology and member of the prestigious Homeward Bound leadership initiative for women with a background in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine).

Veterinary Technology leadership tackles global lack of women leaders in STEMM
Mar 8, 2022

In an effort to tackle a global lack of women leaders in STEMM, Dr. Virginia Corrigan, director of Appalachian State University’s new four-year onli...

Top: Dr. Virginia Kiefer Corrigan, director of App State’s four-year online program in Veterinary Technology, with her dog Yogi, a 13-year-old golden retriever. Photo by Amy Gray, Silver Pebble Photography. Left: Jennifer Serling, CVT, BVSc, assistant director with her dog Daffy and her cat Marshall Meowthers at her home in Arizona. Photo submitted. Right: Mary Beth McKee, lead instructional designer with her dog Tremont. Photo submitted.

New team announced for App State online program in Veterinary Technology
Mar 3, 2022

Appalachian State University has appointed Dr. Virginia Corrigan as director and Jennifer Serling as the assistant director of its new four-year onlin...

Droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) is a three-step process. First, genetic material is fractioned into 20,000 droplets per sample. This partitioning of the sample is a key component of ddPCR which allows for the quantification of copies per sample of a particular gene. Once the droplets have been generated, the second step is a typical PCR cycle, where the fluorescent probes for a gene will attach to present sequences.

Research continues on residence hall wastewater testing 
Feb 22, 2022

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, student dormitory life has been dominated by face masks, physical distancing and regular nasal swab testing....

Dr. Andy Heckert, professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Appalachian State University, is pictured in the Eastern Cape of South Africa in September during his 2021–22 Fulbright experience. Photo by Iekraam Adams

Fossils offer App State Fulbright Scholar clues on ancient animal evolution
Dec 14, 2021

Millions of years and thousands of miles stand between Appalachian State University paleontologist Dr. Andy Heckert and new insights into the evolutio...

App State Alumnus Ahmar Gordon, photo submitted.

Teamwork translated from the classroom to the real world for alumnus Ahmar Gordon
Oct 22, 2021

 Ahmar Gordon ’16 majored in computer science and was a part of the Appalachian High Achievers in STEM program (S-STEM) program while at Appala...

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Who's Who: STEM and Research Support Staff
Jun 9, 2021

Getting to know our Staff: STEM and Research Support StaffSteven BeckSteven Beck is a research technician at Appalachian’s North Carolina Research C...

See. Repeat. Understand? Lessons In Teaching Statistical Computing With Dr. Victoria Woodard

See. Repeat. Understand? Lessons In Teaching Statistical Computing
Mar 16, 2021

With Dr. Victoria Woodard, University of Notre DameFriday, March 19, 20213 p.m.Virtual Event Via ZoomContact Dr. Quinn Morris, MorrisQA@appstate.edu f...

Samuella Sigmann, photo by University Communications.

Chemical Safety in Schools Professional Development Workshop
Mar 15, 2021

Chemical Safety in Schools WorkshopWith Samuella Sigmann, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation SciencesSaturday, April 17, 20219 a.m.Virtual Event...

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Film and live conversation with scientists on diversity and inclusion in S.T.E.M.
Mar 9, 2021

Watch film Picture a Scientist and register for a live candid conversation with world-renowned scientists on advancing diversity and inclusion in S.T....

Dr. Kristen Repa, Department of Physics, SUNY Brockport

Put a Spin on it: Tailoring Magnetic Properties for Spintronics Applications
Jan 25, 2021

Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series Spring 2021Friday, January 29, 20214 p.m.Free virtual event hosted in Zoom.Dr. Kristen...