Grants and Research

Fermentation Sciences Program research could revolutionize how chocolate is made
Sep 22, 2015

BOONE — What do wine, yogurt, beer, sourdough, crème fraîche, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, sour cream, whisky and kombucha all have in common ...

Appalachian State University receives $1.1 million grant to support mathematics and science teacher preparation
Sep 11, 2015

Faculty members at Appalachian State University have received a National Science Foundation grant for $1,165,039 to support a Noyce Scholarship Progra...

Professors at Appalachian receive NSF grant to study dome formation in Georgia and Western North Carolina
Aug 21, 2015

BOONE—The Tallulah Gorge area in Georgia and Toxaway Falls in Gorges State Park in Western North Carolina are well known for their beauty and outdoo...

Research team studies a local water resource, wins a national award
Jul 2, 2015

Dr. Kristan Cockerill, Assistant Professor in Cultural, Gender and Global Studies and Dr. William Anderson, Chair and Professor in Geology, were recen...

Baker Perry, left, shows Alpaca farmer Don Pedro Godfredo how to take precipitation measurements from his farm, located at an elevation of 16,700 feet near Peru’s Quelccaya Ice Cap. Perry, an assistant professor of geography at Appalachian State University, has received a five-year National Science Foundation grant to expand his research of precipitation and climate change in the Andes Mountains in Peru and Bolivia. (Photo by Dr. Anton Seimon)

Perry receives $494,000 NSF grant to study precipitation in the Andes Mountains
May 22, 2015

BOONE—Baker Perry has been studying precipitation and climate change in the Andes for more than 15 years – even longer if you consider the time he...

Geography's site to be included in the World Meteorological Organization CryoNet's pre-operational testing phase
Feb 26, 2015

The Quelccaya Icecap site where Perry Baker is conducting research has been selected as one of two U.S.- supported sites to be included in t...

Andrew Heckert of Appalachian State University discovered fossils dating back to 230 million years and helped name the species Gorgetosuchus Pekinensis. Jordan Kimbrell | The Appalachian

Triassic crocodile discovered by ASU professor
Feb 16, 2015

After more than a decade of studying numerous fossils with a focus on the Late Triassic Period, Appalachian State University professor Andrew Heckert&...