Grants and Research

The University of the Free State’s Qwaqwa Campus, located at the base of South Africa’s Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains. Appalachian State University and the UFS Qwaqwa Campus are partnering on a two-year mountain-to-mountain project funded through the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in South Africa. The project will engage faculty, staff and graduate students at both institutions in teaching, research, mentorship, scholarship and more. Photo by Evert Kleynhans

$500K grant funds mountain-to-mountain collaboration between App State and South Africa’s UFS
Nov 10, 2020

Appalachian State University and South Africa’s University of the Free State (UFS) will strengthen their existing partnership through a federally fu...

Chantelle Rondel conducting research in 2018 for her SAFE Grant project, holding an Appalachian elktoe mussel. Photo submitted

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Chantelle Rondel ‘19, Biology
Nov 4, 2020

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Chantelle Rondel '19, BiologyChantelle Rondel was a graduate student from Franklin, N.C.Student and Faculty Excellence (...

Fleming Scholars Myasia Carson, Amaya Crawford, Dy’Quan Kearney, and Gracie Staser

4 diversity advocates named 2020–21 App State Fleming Scholars
Nov 2, 2020

Four first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded full tuition for up to eight semesters through the Dr. Willie C. Fleming Sc...

Matthew Laske, Maria Compagnone and Dr. Timothy Ludwig. Photo submitted.

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Matthew Laske and Maria Compagnone ‘20, Psychology
Oct 28, 2020

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Matthew Laske and Maria Compagnone ‘20, PsychologyMaria Compagnone and Matthew Laske are graduate students from Middle...

Katherine Quinn with her research presentation. Photo submitted

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Katherine Quinn, Psychology
Oct 21, 2020

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Katherine Quinn, PsychologyKatherine Quinn is a graduate student from Winston-Salem, N.C. Student and Faculty Excel...

App State’s signature scholarships provide a lifetime of value. For the 2020–21 academic year, approximately 2,000 prospective students applied for these highly competitive scholarships — and 70 were awarded. Pictured is an aerial view of App State’s Founders Plaza, located on App State’s campus. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State’s premier signature scholarships — a lifetime of value
Oct 20, 2020

For the 2020–21 academic year, approximately 2,000 prospective Appalachian State University students applied for signature scholarships, which ...

SAFE Grant Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jeremiah Kitunda

SAFE Grant Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jeremiah Kitunda, History
Oct 14, 2020

Dr. Jeremiah Kitunda, associate professor, Department of HistoryStudent and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipientProject: “Proverbs as Sources an...

Katelin Smith

Sociology Senior Katelin Smith Publishes Article on Sexual Assault and #MeToo Movement
Oct 9, 2020

Congratulations to sociology senior Katelin Smith, for publishing an article based on her research on the #MeToo movement to raise awareness of women'...

Dr. Christine Hendren, director of Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics and professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences. Photo submitted

Hendren named director of App State Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics
Oct 6, 2020

After a national search, Dr. Christine Ogilvie Hendren has been named director of Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environ...

Daniel Parker, operations manager for the fermentation facility and lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, pitching the yeast into the fermentation tank. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette.

App State Fermentation Sciences program distills hand sanitizer for campus during COVID-19
Oct 2, 2020

Appalachian State University’s Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences has completed its first few batches, producing almost 45 gallons of...