STEM

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Tracie Salinas, left, and Dr. Susan Colby are the lead faculty on App State’s participation in a three-year effort to develop diverse and inclusive STEM faculty at the university. This effort is known as Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty. Salinas is a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the director of the Reich College of Education’s Math and Science Education Center. Colby is a professor in the Department of Curriculu

App State joins national alliance to develop more diverse, inclusive STEM faculty
Dec 10, 2020

Appalachian State University is one of 19 universities joining a three-year effort — known as Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive &...

Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science explains the zoombox capabilites over a zoom call.

A New Way to Zoom: App State Computer Science Professor’s Design
Dec 9, 2020

Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, department chair and professor in the Department of Computer Science, has helped design and build an inexpensive way to read do...

Appalachian State University alumnus Harrison Esterly ’19, a research technician in the lab of Dr. Gary Pielak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Esterly, of Belews Creek, graduated from App State in 2019 with a B.S. in chemistry — an American Chemical Society-certified degree — and minors in biology and mathematics. Photo submitted

App State alumnus credits Mountaineer experience for his research success
Nov 30, 2020

When reflecting on his experience at Appalachian State University, alumnus Harrison Esterly ’19 said he harbors a fondness for the “times when I d...

A 3D rendering of a tardigrade — a microscopic, eight-legged animal found in water and/or damp moss. Appalachian State University alumnus Harrison Esterly ’19 is a co-author of recently published research that shows a tardigrade-specific protein is safe for injection in mice and may therefore be suitable to stabilize vaccines at room temperature, which would eliminate the need for costly refrigeration during storage and transport. Shutterstock/3Dstock image

Out of cold storage — App State vaccine and drug research could speed delivery, cut costs
Nov 24, 2020

Co-authored research by three members of the Appalachian State University Community could yield a more cost-effective storage and delivery method for ...

JoAnna Klein, a freelance science journalist and regular contributor to the New York Times visits the Math Colloquium Series virtually. Photo/graphic created by Dept of Math.

Math Colloquium Series: Science writing with alumna JoAnna Klein
Nov 3, 2020

Appalachian State University's Department of Mathematical Sciences is excited to host JoAnna Klein, a freelance science journalist and regular co...

Clinton Freeman ’11, B.S. in Computer Science and member of Valve Corporation. Photo Submitted.

App State S-STEM alumnus gives back to support future scholars
Sep 3, 2020

Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science recognizes Clinton Freeman ’11 and his company of employment, Valve Corporation, for...

Jaden Miller

Undergraduate Physics student awarded N.C. Space Grant
Sep 2, 2020

Jaden Miller, Physics, Undergraduate studentFrom Salisbury, North CarolinaGoing into his junior year at Appalachian State University, Jaden Miller has...

Lia Phillips

M.S. Engineering Physics Graduate student awarded N.C. Space Grant
Sep 1, 2020

Lia Phillips, M.S. Engineering Physics, Graduate studentFrom Currituck, North CarolinaFor North Carolina Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship reci...