Grants and Research

this summer Snow is working with Dr. Smith behind the glass walls of the astronomy lab where museum visitors can see them work. She is most excited because, “When my little brothers come to the museum they will get to see me working!” photo submitted by Kara Snow.

Kara Snow shows how getting a head start in research pays off
Jun 10, 2019

Honors first year student Kara Snow from Raleigh, NC, has been selected as a North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Women in Science Scholar. ...

Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, professor of German and global studies in Appalachian’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Photo by Marie Freeman

Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand awarded Fulbright to teach abroad in spring 2020
May 17, 2019

Through the Fulbright Scholar Program, Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, professor of German and global studies in the Department of Langu...

Students in Appalachian’s summer 2018 STARTALK Program learn a Chinese fan dance with Rachel Zhao, a teacher at Eastway Elementary School in Durham, far left in foreground, who participated as an instructor in the program. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

Appalachian awarded funding for second STARTALK Program — an immersion in Chinese language, culture
May 16, 2019

For the second consecutive year, high school students of the High Country will have the opportunity to embark on a virtual journey to Beijing and lear...

alumna, Caroline Noel ’13 holds a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.A. in English with a concentration in film studies. Photo Submitted.

Appalachian alumna wins NSF Fellowship: Support for graduate-level global study
May 9, 2019

Appalachian State University alumna, Caroline Noel ’13 has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows...

Dr. Michael J. Turner, the Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of British History at Appalachian State University. Photo submitted.

Appalachian’s Department of History faculty member to return to Oxford as Visiting Research Fellow
May 8, 2019

Dr. Michael J. Turner, the Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of British History at Appalachian State University, will be spending the academic year ...

Dr. Ece Karatan, professor in Appalachian’s Department of Biology and interim vice provost for research. Karatan will assume her new appointment as vice provost for research July 1. Photo by Marie Freeman

National search yields Dr. Ece Karatan as Appalachian’s vice provost for research
May 3, 2019

After a national search for Appalachian State University’s vice provost for research, Dr. Ece Karatan, who has served in the interim capacity of the...

Student Israel research presentation flyer

Student recipients of Israel travel grants will present research at Greensboro Jewish Federation and at Appalachian
Apr 30, 2019

In March 2019, five Appalachian undergraduate students (with a minor in Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies) became the first recipients of the C...

Students presenting their research posters at the 22nd annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors in the Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette.

Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors Winners 2019
Apr 30, 2019

This Celebration showcases meaningful research in all disciplines by students at Appalachian, with the top three posters in both the undergraduate and...

A fall scene along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Shutterstock/TheBigMK Image

Dr. Mark Spond assesses condition of agricultural parcels along Blue Ridge Parkway using NPS funding
Apr 15, 2019

Thanks to $21,820 in funding from the National Park Service (NPS), Dr. Mark Spond, Appalachian State University’s liaison to the NPS, has compl...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park as seen in a winter photograph taken after a heavy frost. Photo courtesy of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Good news for the Smokies — Appalachian researcher cites air quality improvements
Apr 10, 2019

New research led by Appalachian State University professor Dr. Howard Neufeld, as reported in the journal Atmospheric Environment: X, reveals smo...