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An excited group of third graders participating in the

Geological and Environmental Sciences K-12 science education strengthened by community partnership
Jun 14, 2019

Vulcan Materials, the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates with a local office in Boone, N.C., has given over $61,000 to the Departm...

Fig. 1. Land use and land cover types in the Boone Creek watershed. Maps created by Aeon Russo ’19, environmental science and quantitative geoscience double major. Image provided by William Anderson

App State survey: Respondents willing to pay for stormwater management and reduce negative effects from runoff
Jun 13, 2019

Using the Boone Creek watershed that runs through Appalachian State University’s campus as a laboratory, an interdisciplinary research team at Appal...

Aeron McConnell, of Asheville, is a junior double majoring in mathematics and physics. He was awarded the Walter C. Connolly Endowed Award for Physics and the George Dewey Bingham, D.D.S. Endowed Award for Mathematics. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Double major, double awards — Appalachian student earns honors in math and physics
Jun 11, 2019

Aeron McConnell, from Asheville, was awarded the Walter C. Connolly Endowed Award for Physics and the George Dewey Bingham, D.D.S. Endo...

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. ...

Travian Smith, a senior political science major with a concentration in public administration from Charlotte, is Appalachian’s first recipient of the National Pan-Hellenic Council Divine Nine Leadership Award. Photo by Chase Reynolds

For App State student, leadership award may pave the way for public service
Jun 7, 2019

As the first recipient of Appalachian State University’s National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Divine Nine Leadership Award, Travian Smith is ga...

Matthias Kramer, a graduating Appalachian senior earning a B.A. in English with dual concentrations in literary studies and creative writing, along with a B.A in languages, literatures and cultures – East Asian languages and cultures. He will begin a doctoral program in comparative literature at University of Oregon this fall. Photo by Marie Freeman

Intertwining triple majors open the door to a doctorate for Appalachian graduating senior
Jun 4, 2019

Matthias Kramer’s childhood passion for Pokémon led him on a path toward Asian studies and comparative literature. A graduating senior from Raleigh...

Apperion, Appalachian’s first solar vehicle, is one of over 50 exhibits in the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ 2019 Triangle SciTech Expo. The car completed top-three finishes in the 2016 and 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix, and placed sixth in the 2016 American Solar Challenge. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Appalachian’s first solar vehicle — Apperion — featured in 2019 Triangle SciTech Expo
Jun 3, 2019

Fourth grade student Lance Shepherd, a young admirer of science and technology who attends Audrey W. Garrett Elementary School in Mebane, had a chance...

During the College of Arts and Sciences’ commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon, graduates and their families and friends, along with Appalachian faculty, staff and leadership, fill the university’s Holmes Convocation Center. Photo by Marie Freeman

Appalachian celebrates its Class of 2019 — nearly 4,000 students — at Spring 2019 Commencement
May 15, 2019

The palpable excitement of Appalachian State University’s Class of 2019 — nearly 4,000 students — was evident throughout Friday and Saturday’s...

Graduation in the Holmes Convocation Center. Photo by University Communications

Watch Spring 2019 Commencement
May 13, 2019

Watch Archived streamsThe following Spring 2019 Commencement streams have been archived and are available online:College of Arts and SciencesWalker Co...

Amerity Head, a junior from Forest City, N.C. at Appalachian State University is the winner of the Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing in prose for 2019-20. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette.

2019-20 Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing winner announced
May 7, 2019

Amerity Head, a junior from Forest City, N.C. at Appalachian State University is the winner of the Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship for Creati...