Grants and Research

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,...

Josh Arford, a senior from Waynesville majoring in mathematics, right, analyzes data with his Faculty Transfer Mentor, Dr. Trina Palmer, a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Mathematical Sciences. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Faculty mentors help pave the way to success for App State transfer students
Oct 11, 2019

Students who transfer to Appalachian State University find support programs tailored to promote their success — including opportunities to connect w...

Dr. Erich Jarvis, neurobiologist of vocal communication and professor at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Rockefeller University, New York, N.Y.  Photo submitted.

Dr. Erich Jarvis, neurobiologist of vocal communication to headline the Morgan Science Lecture Series at Appalachian this fall
Oct 1, 2019

The College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University announces Dr. Erich Jarvis, neurobiologist of vocal communication and professor at th...

Appalachian's Bryan Hill, a computer science major from Summerfield. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State’s Bryan Hill demonstrates the impact of a STEM scholarship
Sep 26, 2019

For Appalachian State University computer science major Bryan Hill, of Summerfield, the Appalachian High Achievers in STEM scholarship program&nb...

Professor Shea Tuberty, second from left, assists Eli Fried, a student at Chapel Hill High School, with his waders. Andrew Degele, far right, a student at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, and Salil Pai, a student in the Early College at Guilford Community College, observe. Photo by Marie Freeman

High water, higher expectations — a STEM learning experience for all ages at App State
Sep 13, 2019

For three days in mid-July, 15 North Carolina high school rising juniors and seniors enrolled in the North Carolina School of Math and Sciences’&nbs...

Book Cover: Ecocriticism and the Future of Southern Studies, edited by Zackary Vernon

Rethinking the Space of Southern Studies: Dr. Zackary Vernon on Ecocriticism and the Future of Southern Studies
Sep 11, 2019

Zackary Vernon's edited collection Ecocriticism and the Future of Southern Studies was published last month by Louisiana State University Press. The c...