Grants and Research

Dr. Shea Tuberty, professor in App State’s Department of Biology, center, introduces electric current into Wilson Creek to stun, then capture, classify, measure and return fish specimens to the water.

App State biology interns spend summer in Wilson Creek’s ‘natural playground’
Jun 29, 2022

Catching fish, salamanders and an occasional water snake is all in a day’s work for Appalachian State University biology students Nick Campany and C...

Dr. Baker Perry, professor, Geography and Planning. Photo submitted.

Next-gen weather station installed near Everest’s summit
Jun 28, 2022

On a postcard day in 2021, Tenzing Gyalzen Sherpa crested the Balcony, a windswept rest spot high on Mount Everest’s Southeast Ridge. In front of hi...

Elizabeth Perego, assistant professor, Department of History. Photo submitted.

National Endowment for the Humanities Provides Funds for University Research
Jun 21, 2022

Elizabeth Perego, assistant professor, Department of History has been named one recipient of funds distributed by the National Endowment for the Human...

Dr. Baker Perry, National Geographic Explorer and professor in App State’s Department of Geography and Planning, led a successful return expedition to Mount Everest in April and May, coordinating the maintenance of weather stations at the top of the world. The expedition built upon the record-breaking National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition in 2019. Photo by Dawa Yangzum Sherpa/National Geographic

A return to Everest: App State’s Dr. Baker Perry leads climate science expedition to the world’s highest mountain
Jun 14, 2022

Dr. Baker Perry, National Geographic Explorer and professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning, led a succe...

The Ecological Society of America logo. Graphic submitted.

Ecological Society of America announces 2022 award recipients
Jun 2, 2022

The Ecological Society of America is pleased to announce the winners of its 2022 awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to ecology in new d...

How does extreme weather — tornadoes, hurricanes and heat waves — contribute to health crises in young people? Appalachian State University’s Dr. Maggie Sugg and Dr. Jennifer Runkle in the Department of Geography and Planning secured a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to find answers to that question. Vecteezy/eskystudio image

How does extreme weather impact mental health? App State research team awarded grant to find answers
Jun 1, 2022

Hurricanes, wildfires and heat waves: How does extreme weather contribute to health crises in young people?Dr. Maggie Sugg, associate professor in the...

Dr. Paul Sebastian, SAFE recipient. Photo by University Communications.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Paul Sebastian
May 31, 2022

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Paul SebastianDr. Paul Sebastian, assistant professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and CulturesStudent and Facult...

Dr. William Hicks, associate professor, Department of Government and Justice Studies. Photo submitted.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. William Hicks
Apr 26, 2022

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. William Hicks Dr. William Hicks, associate professor, Department of Government and Justice Studies Student and F...

Dr. Nicholas Shaw, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, with students from his research group. Photo submitted.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nicholas Shaw
Apr 7, 2022

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nicholas ShawDr. Nicholas Shaw, associate professor, research mentor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation SciencesStu...

Appalachian State University senior Ann-Marie Mignone, from Gibsonville, is the current undergraduate research assistant on the Linville Gorge Wilderness area survey team, led by Dr. Alice Wright and Dr. Cameron Gokee, associate professor and assistant professor, respectively, in App State’s Department of Anthropology. Mignone is majoring in anthropology and minoring in psychology and geology. Mignone said the project provides her the opportunity to “practice geology under an archaeological lens,” both in t

App State research team ventures into Linville Gorge Wilderness to discover archaeological sites
Apr 6, 2022

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Alice Wright and Dr. Cameron Gokee are leading an App State research team into the steep and ...