Grants & Research

Dr. Andrew Bellemer, associate professor of molecular neuroscience and assistant chair of faculty administration in the Department of Biology. Photo by Chase Reynolds.

Tiny brains, big data: App State-led project aims to prepare the neuroscientists of tomorrow
Aug 14, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — The brain of a common fruit fly may seem insignificant — a speck no bigger than the period at the end of this sentence — yet its a...

Dr. Roshani Silwal, assistant professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Physics and Astronomy, is the co-recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) Award. Photo submitted.

Dr. Roshani Silwal receives NSF RUI award to study highly-charged ions
Aug 14, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Roshani Silwal, assistant professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Physics and Astronomy, is the co-recipient of ...

Dr. Jefferson Bates, associate professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, is the co-recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) Award. Photo by Chase Reynolds.

Dr. Jefferson Bates receives NSF RUI award to study new chemical compounds
Aug 11, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Jefferson Bates, associate professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, is the c...

Dr. Baker Perry, National Geographic Explorer and professor in App State’s Department of Geography and Planning, left, and Dr. Brian Raichle, professor in App State’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, are pictured in front of the Mount Everest Base Camp weather station. Photo by Baker Perry/National Geographic

On Everest, App State faculty fine-tune tools for sky-high scholarship
Jul 27, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Baker Perry, National Geographic Explorer and professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Plann...

The 1.5-meter telescope housed in the University of the Free State’s Boyden Observatory in South Africa. App State professor emeritus and astrophysicist Dr. Richard Gray designed and built a spectrograph for the telescope, which he installed and commissioned this spring. This work, supported by Gray’s 2019–20 Fulbright award, began in fall 2019 and was put on hold in 2020 due to the global pandemic. Photo provided by Dr. Richard Gray

Spectrograph installed at South Africa’s Boyden Observatory to aid App State, UFS astrophysicists
Jun 30, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — A spectrograph designed, built, installed and commissioned by Appalachian State University astrophysicist Dr. Richard Gray may help sc...

Dr. Marc Kissel, assistant professor in the Appalachian State University Department of Anthropology

Dr. Marc Kissel contributes to new studies funded by National Geographic Society
Jun 6, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In their search to understand human origins, National Geographic Explorer in Residence and world-renowned paleoanthropologist&nbs...

Dr. Adam McKay, assistant professor in the Appalachian State University Department of Physics and Astronomy,

Dr. Adam McKay receives $13,000 NASA grant
May 24, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Adam McKay, assistant professor in the Appalachian State University Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarde...

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University

Dr. Chris Thaxton's Applied Fluids Laboratory awarded $350,000 contract with Naval Research Laboratory
May 16, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — The Appalachian Applied Fluids Laboratory (AppAFL) has been awarded a $350,000 contract with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's Ocea...

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University

Dr. James Sherman receives $473,000 NSF grant
May 15, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Dr. James Sherman, professor in the Appalachian State University Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded a three-year gr...

Dr. Sarah Evans, assistant professor in the Appalachian State Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Sarah Evans, collaborators to share research during NSF "Live from the Arctic" webinar
May 9, 2023

"Live from the Arctic: The Frozen Tundra" featuring Dr. Sarah EvansTuesday, May 30, 2023, at 1 p.m. ESTZoom link available upon registration here.BOON...