Grants and Research

Mark Powell, author and professor of creative writing in Appalachian’s Department of English. Photo submitted

Creative writing professor Mark Powell awarded Fulbright for teaching and research in Romania
Nov 8, 2019

Appalachian State University’s Mark Powell, associate professor of creative writing in Appalachian’s Department of English, has been named a grant...

Dr. Christina Sornito-Carter, a 2019–20 Fulbright recipient and assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Anthropology. Photo submitted

Fulbright awardee Dr. Christina Verano Sornito-Carter to conduct heritage conservation and disaster management research in the Philippines
Nov 6, 2019

Dr. Christina Verano Sornito-Carter, assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Anthropology, has been awarded a 2019...

Dr. Richard Gray, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. Photo by Chase Reynolds

2019–20 Fulbright awardee Dr. Richard Gray to ‘unite the sky’ through astronomical partnership with South Africa’s UFS
Nov 5, 2019

Dr. Richard Gray, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded a grant through the Fu...

 total of seven Appalachian State University faculty received Fulbright awards for 2019–20 as a result of the 2018 Fulbright competition: six as Fulbright Scholars and one as a Fulbright Administrator. Photos collage by University Communications.

App State receives record number of Fulbright awards for faculty
Nov 4, 2019

A total of seven Appalachian State University faculty received Fulbright awards for 2019–20 as a result of the 2018 Fulbright competition: six as Fu...

Interviewee Bill Alexander, right, instructs Appalachian State University graduate student Chelsey Johnson, of Knoxville, Tennessee, in how to strip hickory bark for lacing baskets and weaving chair bottoms. Johnson interviewed Alexander for her South Arts-funded grant project documenting living folk traditions in Appalachia. Johnson is an M.A. candidate in Appalachian State University’s Appalachian studies program. Photo by Jesse Barber

South Arts supports App State documentary on living folk traditions in Appalachia
Nov 1, 2019

Living folk traditions practiced by the people of diverse cultures in Western North Carolina will be preserved for generations to come thanks to the d...

Dr. Cara Fiore, visiting assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Biology, dives off the coast of Bocas del Toro, Panama, during her summer 2019 research to study sea sponge filtration. Photo courtesy of Dr. Cara Fiore

App State receives more than $600K from NSF in support of sea sponge research
Oct 31, 2019

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Dr. Cara Fiore, visiting assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Depa...

Hannah Krueger ’17, a doctoral student at Brown University. Kruger had a full-ride Chancellor’s Scholarship while a student at Appalachian. The scholarship is designed for students with ambitious academic goals involving graduate or professional postbaccalaureate degrees. Photo by University Communications

Hannah Krueger ’17 works on her Ph.D. straight from App State
Oct 30, 2019

Hannah Krueger, a 2017 graduate of Appalachian State University’s Geology (BS) - Quantitative Geoscience degree program, hopes to become a...

Toad bones from the pit at the Western North Carolina site, examined by Dr. Tom Whyte, professor of anthropology at Appalachian, and student researchers in his Experimental Archaeology class. Photo submitted

The archaeologist and the headless toads: A ‘trilling’ tale from Appalachian’s Dr. Tom Whyte
Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Tom Whyte likes to dig in the dirt — and solve old mysteries while he’s at it. As a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Anthropolo...

Kevin Tain, senior Computer Science major, earns internship with the National Institute of Health and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Photo submitted.

Computer Science major Kevin Tian earns an Internship with the National Institute of Health
Oct 29, 2019

Kevin TianComputer Science major, Department of Computer ScienceCary, North Carolina The National Institute of Health (NIH)- U.S. Environmental P...

Dr. René Salinas, professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and chair of the Athletics Council at Appalachian State University. Photo by University Communications.

Sports Analytics at Appalachian State
Oct 15, 2019

Dr. René Salinas, professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and chair of the Athletics Council at Appalachian State UniversityFriday,...