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Dr. Andy Heckert, professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Appalachian State University, is pictured in the Eastern Cape of South Africa in September during his 2021–22 Fulbright experience. Photo by Iekraam Adams

Fossils offer App State Fulbright Scholar clues on ancient animal evolution
Dec 14, 2021

Millions of years and thousands of miles stand between Appalachian State University paleontologist Dr. Andy Heckert and new insights into the evolutionary path of Earth’s animals.

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Assistant professor Dr. Michael Reddish, left, and Ethan Harris test samples in the lab in Appalachian State University’s A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, where they investigate treatments for triple-negative breast cancer — work funded by a grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. Harris is a senior from Clemmons who is double majoring in chemistry-biochemistry and biology-cellular/molecular biology. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State team researches treatments for aggressive breast cancer
Dec 10, 2021

 A research team at Appalachian State University is investigating effective treatments for one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer — with the goal of reducing adverse side effects.

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Eddie Bowling, a current Forsyth Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate student and the fire chief in Thomasville. Photo submitted.

Grant writing pays off for one MPA graduate student
Dec 8, 2021

Eddie Bowling, a current Forsyth county Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate student and the fire chief in Thomasville participated in a summer grant writing class led by Dr.

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A research team at App State has received nearly $1.1 million in grant funding through the University of North Carolina System’s Research Opportunities Initiative to conduct a three-year honeybee research program aimed at addressing honeybee decline in the U.S. Photo by Todd Bush, courtesy of Hive Tracks

App State researchers working to save honeybees with informatics
Nov 30, 2021

Hardworking honeybee populations — responsible for a third of the food on Americans’ plates — are on the decline in the U.S., meaning food shortages and higher prices at grocery stores could become the future norm.

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The 2021–22 recipients of Appalachian State University’s Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship — a merit-based award designed to support students from underrepresented populations. Pictured, from left to right, are Charles Johnson III, of Parkton; R.J. Johnson Jr., of Franklinton; Victoria Smith, of Raleigh; and Khaden Watson, of Charlotte. Photos of Charles Johnson III and Victoria Smith submitted. Photo of R.J. Johnson Jr. and Khaden Watson by Chase Reynolds

App State announces 4 recipients of its Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship
Nov 22, 2021

Four first-year students at Appalachian State University have been named recipients of the Dr. Willie C.

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Dr. Jon Davenport Safe fund recipient, photo provided

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jon Davenport
Nov 19, 2021

Dr. Jon Davenport, assistant professor, Department of Biology

Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipient
Project: Size Matters: The Influence of trap and mesh size on Turtle Captures

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Dr. Twilia Wingrove, Department of Psychology, Photo Provided

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Twilia Wingrove
Nov 10, 2021

Dr. Twilia Wingrove, experimental psychology program director and associate professor, Department of Psychology

Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipient

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An aerial image of the Toolik Field Station on Alaska’s North Slope, where Dr. Sarah Evans and Appalachian State University undergraduate students will collect samples of thawing permafrost during the summers of 2022, 2023 and 2024. Their research, funded by a National Science Foundation grant, aims to provide insight on how the release of carbon from thawing permafrost is advancing climate change. Evans is an assistant professor in App State’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences. Photo by Q

Dr. Sarah Evans, App State students to explore how water patterns in melting permafrost affect climate change
Nov 4, 2021

Small trickles of water traveling through Alaska’s permafrost — subsurface soil that remains frozen throughout the year — carry clues that could unlock a greater understanding of climate change and its advancement.

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