Grants and Research

A plume of dust coming from the Sahara Desert to the U.S. — the largest of its kind in more than five decades — will produce unusually colorful sunrises and sunsets in the High Country. Shown here is a view from Valle Crucis of the sun setting over Beech Mountain June 25. The colors in the sunset provide a preview of the sunscapes to come this weekend, weather permitting. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State researchers to study dust plume as it settles over Boone
Jun 29, 2020

A sweeping plume of dust — traveling 5,000 miles from the Sahara Desert to the U.S. — will offer an unexpected bright spot for the High Country, a...

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Tyler Harris '20, Biochemistry and Cell/Molecular Biology

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Tyler Harris '20, Biochemistry and Cell/Molecular Biology
Jun 24, 2020

Tyler Harris was an undergraduate student from Raleigh, N.C.Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipient Project: “Oxidative Stress and...

Political Science alum fundraises for DC research institution

Political Science alum fundraises for DC research institution
Jun 19, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — For the past six years, Appalachian State University alumnus Tommy Wrenn ’14 has worked as a development professional in Washington,...

App State students recognized as ranking winners of nation-wide cryptanalysis competition

App State students recognized as ranking winners of nation-wide cryptanalysis competition
Jun 18, 2020

Zachary Dove, Mathematics, from Cary, N.C.Brennan Stride, Computer Science, from Apex, N.C. Lindsey Wise, Mathematics, from Simpsonville, S.C.&nb...

SAFE Grant Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Beverly Moser, Languages, Literatures and Cultures

SAFE Grant Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Beverly Moser, Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Jun 17, 2020

Dr. Beverly MoserProfessor, Department of Languages, Literatures and CulturesStudent and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipient Project: “The...

Dr. David Nieman publishes article on viral risks and outcomes of positive lifestyle practices that bolster immune defense

Dr. David Nieman publishes article on viral risks and outcomes of positive lifestyle practices that bolster immune defense
Jun 15, 2020

Research groups around the world have directed their scientific efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. David Nieman, Appalachian State University profe...

A passion for the environment: App State energy manager Jonathan Pierson

A passion for the environment: App State energy manager Jonathan Pierson
Jun 9, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — Working and living in Alaska for a decade allowed Appalachian State University alumnus Jonathan Pierson ’06 ’08 to see how energy ...

The Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars Program supports innovative research and practice by Appalachian State University faculty and staff throughout all disciplines and program areas on campus.

2020 winners announced for Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars Program at App State
May 21, 2020

Five winning entries by Appalachian State University faculty and staff have been announced for the 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars Progra...

Katelyn McGinnis ’11, left, and Dr. Cynthia M. Liutkus-Pierce, a professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, hold the Appalachian State University flag at the footprint site in Tanzania. Six undergraduate students participated in research activities related to this study, for which a culminating article has been published in the journal Scientific Reports. Photo submitted

Geological and Environmental Sciences faculty publish culminating research paper on ancient human footprints found in Tanzania
May 20, 2020

Two faculty members in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences and their undergraduates have wo...

Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences 2020 Senior Honor Thesis graphic

Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences: Virtual Senior Honor Thesis Presentations
May 7, 2020

Although the Department of Geologial and Environmental Sciences may not have been in the usual Rankin Science lecture hall,  there were still gre...