Grants and Research

Dr. Baker Perry, graduate program director and professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geography and Planning, works at the weather station he installed on the Quelccaya Ice Cap in Peru. The station sends data directly to his lab in Boone. Photo by Marie Freeman

Dr. Baker Perry — 'cornerstone of research’ in Appalachia and the Andes
Mar 21, 2019

Dr. Baker Perry ’98, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning, is the great-great-grandson of D.D. Dougher...

Beekeeper Dr. James Wilkes ’87, chair of Appalachian’s Department of Computer Science, manages 100 bee colonies on his family farm. His scholarly research, conducted in part with Dr. Joe Cazier and Dr. Ed Hassler, includes tracking and analyzing beekeeping management practices. Photo submitted

Biology Seminar Series hosts Computer Science Faculty and Beekeeper James Wilkes
Mar 18, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 20194 p.m.Rankin Science West, Room 183Dr. James Wilkes of the Department of Computer Science, will be presenting a talk titled, ...

On top of the Quelccaya Ice Cap, junior geography major Cole Barrow, bottom right, relays measurements from a snow pit to senior geography major Michael Godwin, far left, and John Howarth, who played a supporting role during the expedition. Photo by Marie Freeman

Climbing into thin air for climate research
Mar 18, 2019

Education abroad takes Appalachian State University students all over the world to experience art, different cultures and fresh perspectives....

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Mathematical Sciences Faculty and Student Researchers Receive Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics Grant
Mar 12, 2019

The Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) provides funding for undergraduate research groups throughout the United States. A mini-gr...

A northern long-eared bat with visible symptoms of white-nose syndrome. Flickr/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters image

NPS funds Appalachian survey of WNS-affected bats in Blue Ridge Parkway area
Mar 4, 2019

Lurking among the many bat species that make the Blue Ridge Parkway area their home — the eastern red bat, the big brown bat and the silver-haired b...

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Appalachian ties for top producer of Fulbright Scholars among master’s institutions
Feb 26, 2019

Appalachian State University is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars, tying for first place with College of Charleston for the highest number of facul...

Dr. Cole Edwards, assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, takes measurements of sedimentary rocks in Nevada. Photo submitted

Dr. Cole Edwards emphasizes fieldwork in studying geological history
Feb 20, 2019

Dr. Cole Edwards’ specialty is investigating the causes of life and death — with evidence that is about 400 million years old....

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Office of Student Research supports undergraduate professional development at National American Geophysical Union meeting
Feb 19, 2019

In December, fifteen faculty and students from four departmental areas in the College of Arts and Sciences with assistance from the Office of Student ...

Some members of Appalachian's Carbon Research Group pictured from left to right: Kaitlyn Burkett, senior, Actuarial Sciences; Henning Tovar, graduate student, Political Science; Dr. Tatyana Ruseva, Associate Professor, Department of Government and Justice Studies; Dr. Gregg Marland, research faculty member with RIEEE and the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences; Dr. Tammy Kowalczyk, Interim Director RIEEE and Jamie Hedrick, graduate student, Political Science. Current members not pictured, Dr

Department of Energy changes give Appalachian State an opportunity to continue carbon emission reporting for Global solutions
Feb 18, 2019

The year 2017 was a threshold year for global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere and for global climate change. Carbon dioxide is emi...

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Sociology Professors use Facebook to Understand the Opioid Epidemic
Jan 31, 2019

Drs. David Russell (Appalachian State University), Naomi J. Spence (Lehman College, CUNY), and Kelly M. Thames (Appalachian State University) recently...