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SAFE Fund Application Information
Sep 24, 2021

Consider applying for the College's Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund; deadline October 4, 2021.The SAFE Fund provides resources that can be ...

Dr. Patricia Johann, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science, was awarded a $510,823 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the logical foundations of computer science. Photo submitted

App State’s Dr. Patricia Johann researches logics used in software programming
Sep 23, 2021

Dr. Patricia Johann was awarded a $510,823 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the logical foundations of computer sci...

Dr. Christine Ogilvie Hendren is the director of Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics and professor of geological and environmental sciences. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State joins NSF research effort to reduce phosphorus dependence, losses
Sep 22, 2021

Phosphorus is an essential element and a critical nutrient in global food systems, where it is used in fertilizers to improve crop yields. But “the ...

Caption: SAFE student recipient Charles Fennell, Psychology. Photo submitted.

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Charles Fennell ’20, Psychology
Sep 21, 2021

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Charles Fennell ’20, PsychologyCharles Fennell was an undergraduate student from Charlotte, N.C.Student and Faculty Ex...

SAFE student recipient Maira Ezerins, a former graduate student in the Department of Psychology. Photo submitted.

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Maira Ezerins ‘20, Psychology
Sep 15, 2021

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Maira Ezerins ‘20, PsychologyMaira Ezerins was a graduate student from Middleboro, M.A.Student and Faculty Excellence ...

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SAFE Fund Accepting Fall Applications
Sep 14, 2021

The College of Arts and Sciences Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund is accepting applications with a deadline of Monday, October 4, 2021.The C...

Traditional data center designs have servers set up in rows and racks, with cables connecting devices. Appalachian State University’s Dr. Abdelbaset Hamza and his App State research team are simulating different configurations — such as this geometric cell-based design — with the goal of improving efficiency and speed of data transfers. Hamza received a nearly $175,00 National Science Foundation grant in support of the project. Illustration provided by Dr. Abdelbaset Hamza

App State’s Dr. Abdelbaset Hamza studies efficiency in internet data centers
Sep 8, 2021

Answers to Google searches, information on websites, files stored in the cloud, and music and movies for streaming — all resources at people’s fin...

Grace Rogers, senior, SAFE fund recipient. Photo submitted.

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Grace Rogers, Mathematical Sciences
Sep 3, 2021

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Grace Rogers, Mathematical SciencesGrace Rogers is a senior from Durham, N.C.Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund ...

 Caroline Fehlman, Andrew Bagwell, Nicholas Gastelle and Caity Duncan, student climate change researchers

Students conduct influential climate change research
Aug 31, 2021

Dr. Gregg Marland, who holds a dual appointment with the Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics and the Department of Geological and...

Austin Melzer, graduate student and SAFE Fund recipient. Photo submitted.

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Austin Melzer, Psychology
Aug 26, 2021

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Austin Melzer, PsychologyAustin Melzer is a graduate student in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource ...