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The Ecological Society of America logo. Graphic submitted.

Ecological Society of America announces 2022 award recipients
Jun 2, 2022

The Ecological Society of America is pleased to announce the winners of its 2022 awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to ecology in new discoveries, teaching, sustainability, diversity and lifelong commitment to the profession.

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How does extreme weather — tornadoes, hurricanes and heat waves — contribute to health crises in young people? Appalachian State University’s Dr. Maggie Sugg and Dr. Jennifer Runkle in the Department of Geography and Planning secured a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to find answers to that question. Vecteezy/eskystudio image

How does extreme weather impact mental health? App State research team awarded grant to find answers
Jun 1, 2022

Hurricanes, wildfires and heat waves: How does extreme weather contribute to health crises in young people?

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Dr. Paul Sebastian, SAFE recipient. Photo by University Communications.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Paul Sebastian
May 31, 2022

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Paul Sebastian Dr. Paul Sebastian, assistant professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipient

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Dr. William Hicks, associate professor, Department of Government and Justice Studies. Photo submitted.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. William Hicks
Apr 26, 2022

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. William Hicks  Dr. William Hicks, associate professor, Department of Government and Justice Studies 

Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipient 

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Dr. Nicholas Shaw, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, with students from his research group. Photo submitted.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nicholas Shaw
Apr 7, 2022

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nicholas Shaw Dr. Nicholas Shaw, associate professor, research mentor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences

Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipient

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Droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) is a three-step process. First, genetic material is fractioned into 20,000 droplets per sample. This partitioning of the sample is a key component of ddPCR which allows for the quantification of copies per sample of a particular gene. Once the droplets have been generated, the second step is a typical PCR cycle, where the fluorescent probes for a gene will attach to present sequences.

Research continues on residence hall wastewater testing 
Feb 22, 2022

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, student dormitory life has been dominated by face masks, physical distancing and regular nasal swab testing.

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Appalachian Regional Commission’s 15 participating Appalachian universities in the 2021 Appalachian Teaching Project, including App State. Map courtesy of ARC.

A critical perspective on food from the classroom to the community
Feb 2, 2022

Eighteen of Appalachian State University’s Watauga Residential College students participated in the 21st annual Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) Symposium, a regional economic development conference sponsored by the&nbs...

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