Grants and Research

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 ...

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Rural Resilience and Innovation Seed Grants
Aug 25, 2021

New Department in the College: Rural Resilience and InnovationThe mission of the Department of Rural Resilience and Innovation is to sustain partnersh...

Solar-powered ROSE glides by a wind farm during the first leg of the 2021 American Solar Challenge. Photo by Kyla Willoughby

App State's Team Sunergy wins big in US solar racing challenge — No. 1 in Cruiser Class
Aug 13, 2021

Appalachian State University’s solar vehicle team, Team Sunergy, blazed through the 2021 American Solar Challenge (ASC) — finishing in first place...

Caption: SAFE faculty recipient Dr. Brooke Christian, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences. Photo by University Communications.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Brooke Christian
Aug 2, 2021

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Brooke Christian Dr. Brooke Christian, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences St...

Patricia Ferreira, ’21, masters in Experimental Psychology graduate. Photo submitted.

Alumna Continues Legal Psychology Research from time at Appalachian
Jul 22, 2021

Patricia Ferreira ’21 received a masters in Experimental Psychology in May and contributed to research in the Dr. Wiley F. Smith Department of Psych...

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SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Duygu Ercan-Oruc
Jul 20, 2021

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Duygu Ercan-OrucDr. Duygu Ercan-Oruc, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry & Fermentation SciencesStudent and ...

SAFE faculty recipient, Megyn Culpepper, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Megen Culpepper
Jul 14, 2021

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Megen CulpepperDr. Megen Culpepper, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation SciencesStudent and Facu...

Dr. Matt Estep, a plant geneticist and associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology, performs fieldwork at Rich Mountain Bald — part of the Tater Hill Preserve located in northern Watauga County. The preserve is a plant conservation project owned and managed by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Plant Conservation Program. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

App State genetic diversity study to inform US Fish and Wildlife conservation efforts for endangered NC plant
Jun 30, 2021

Spreading avens, a rare plant that thrives in Western North Carolina — at elevations of more than 4,000 feet — is in danger of extinction.To help ...