Faculty and Staff

Dr. Christine Ogilvie Hendren is the director of Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics and professor of geological and environmental sciences. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State joins NSF research effort to reduce phosphorus dependence, losses
Sep 22, 2021

Phosphorus is an essential element and a critical nutrient in global food systems, where it is used in fertilizers to improve crop yields. But “the current phosphorus cycle is linear and broken on both ends,” said Dr.

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Traditional data center designs have servers set up in rows and racks, with cables connecting devices. Appalachian State University’s Dr. Abdelbaset Hamza and his App State research team are simulating different configurations — such as this geometric cell-based design — with the goal of improving efficiency and speed of data transfers. Hamza received a nearly $175,00 National Science Foundation grant in support of the project. Illustration provided by Dr. Abdelbaset Hamza

App State’s Dr. Abdelbaset Hamza studies efficiency in internet data centers
Sep 8, 2021

Answers to Google searches, information on websites, files stored in the cloud, and music and movies for streaming — all resources at people’s fingertips as part of their daily lives — are housed in large data centers all over the world.

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Solar-powered ROSE glides by a wind farm during the first leg of the 2021 American Solar Challenge. Photo by Kyla Willoughby

App State's Team Sunergy wins big in US solar racing challenge — No. 1 in Cruiser Class
Aug 13, 2021

Appalachian State University’s solar vehicle team, Team Sunergy, blazed through the 2021 American Solar Challenge (ASC) — finishing in first place for multiple-occupant vehicles (MOV), winning all three stages of the race from Missouri to New Mexico and clocking a total of 964.8 mile

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A collaborative partnership between Appalachian State University and Moses H. Cone Memorial Park has existed for more than a century and is one example of the interconnectedness of the High Country community with the Appalachian Experience. Illustrated is Flat Top Manor, part of the park’s 3,500-acre estate located off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Blowing Rock. Illustration by Jim Fleri

App State and Cone Estate connection spans 100-plus years, yields academic and engagement opportunities
Aug 12, 2021

Appalachian State University’s location in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina opens avenues of academic and civic engagement particular to the area.

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Dr. Kurt Michael, the Stanley R. Aeschleman Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Appalachian State University’s Dr. Wiley F. Smith Department of Psychology. Photo by Chase Reynolds

How to navigate the return to in-person activities
Aug 5, 2021

More than a year of social isolation due to COVID-19 has caused many people to fall out of practice regarding how to be with others in person, according to Dr. Kurt Michael, the Stanley R.

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