Grants and Research

Pictured, from left to right, are Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, the Lowe’s Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and CS department chair; Dr. Cindy Norris, professor of computer science; and Dr. Jay Fenwick, professor of computer science and director of App State’s computer science graduate program. Photos by Chase Reynolds

App State’s CS4ALL Program expands access to computer science education for rural Appalachian students
May 7, 2021

Appalachian State University has created and implemented Computer Science for All (CS4ALL) — a program designed to expand access to and di...

Perry, a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning, is pictured working in high-altitude gear at the weather station he installed on the Quelccaya Ice Cap in Peru in 2018. Photo by Marie Freeman. Right photo submitted

App State climate ‘superhero’ Dr. Baker Perry inspires young Brazilian scientist
Apr 28, 2021

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Baker Perry in the Department of Geography and Planning is a superhero in the field of climate science ...

SAFE faculty recipient Dr. Nicholas Shaw, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nicholas Shaw
Apr 23, 2021

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nicholas ShawDr. Nicholas Shaw, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation SciencesStudent and Faculty ...

Dr. Steven J. Hageman, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences. Photo by Marie Freeman

Solving geological mysteries
Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Steven J. Hageman is a two-time Fulbright award recipient who researches patterns and processes of evolution, including the interaction of co...

Caption: SAFE faculty recipient Kendra Souza, senior lecturer and first/second year Spanish coordinator, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Photo submitted.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Kendra Souza
Apr 15, 2021

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Kendra Souza Kendra Souza, senior lecturer and first/second year Spanish coordinator, Department of Languages, Literature...

Appalachian State University’s Office of Research awarded four faculty teams with a 2020 Scholarship of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grant. These grants support the university’s focus on creating a culture of inclusive excellence. Pictured is an aerial view of the App State campus covered in snow during January. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State awards 4 grants in support of diversity, equity and inclusion research
Apr 13, 2021

Appalachian State University’s Office of Research awarded four faculty teams with a 2020 Scholarship of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Gr...

Caption: SAFE faculty recipient Dr. Sarah Arrington, Director of General Biology, Department of Biology. Photo by University Communications.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sarah Arrington
Apr 9, 2021

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sarah ArringtonDr. Sarah Arrington, director of general biology, Department of Biology Student and Faculty Excellence...

Dr. Suzanna Bräuer, professor in the Department of Biology at Appalachian State University, engages in research at the University of Eastern Finland during her first Fulbright assignment in Finland in 2015. Photo courtesy of Dr. Suzanna Bräuer

App State Fulbrighter Dr. Suzanna Bräuer explores microbes’ impact on climate change
Apr 8, 2021

Some of the Earth’s smallest creatures — namely archaea, a type of single-celled microorganism — may play a significant role in contributing to ...

Dr. Eric Karchmer, assistant professor, Department of Anthropology, in Taiwan with his family. Photo courtesy of Dr. Eric Karchmer

App State Fulbright awardee Dr. Eric Karchmer researches adapting ancient Chinese medicine to treat emerging illnesses
Apr 6, 2021

Adapting ancient Chinese medicine to treat emerging diseases and illnesses, primarily in children, is the focus of Dr. Eric Karchmer’s Fulbright res...

Student and Faculty Excellence Fund (SAFE)

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Yasmin Ayala-Johnson ‘19, Psychology
Apr 1, 2021

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Yasmin Ayala-Johnson ‘19, PsychologyYasmin Ayala-johnson was an undergraduate student from Hope Mills, N.C. Stude...