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Dr. Shea Tuberty, professor in and assistant chair of Appalachian’s Department of Biology, far left, works with biology graduate students Grant Buckner, of Burnsville, center, and Cristina Sanders, of Taylorsville, to collect water samples from Boone Creek. Their water quality studies are among the many campus research and creative endeavors that address issues or concerns within the High Country area, benefitting the region while providing students with skills that are sought after from both employers and

Peterson’s recognizes App State as top-20 school for outdoor enthusiasts
Jun 21, 2019

Whether you’re an aspiring geologist or a mountain biker, a budding archaeologist or a kayaker, Appalachian State University and its Blue Ridge Mountains setting likely offer an adventure — both academic and recreational — for every lover of the great outdoors.

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Caroline Sager. Photo Submitted.

Baku Bound: Appalachian Student Awarded Critical Language Scholarship from U.S. Department of State
Jun 19, 2019

The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships is pleased to announce that Caroline Sager, a recent graduate at Appalachian State University has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS).

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At 8,430 meters above sea level, the high-altitude expedition team celebrates after setting up the world's highest operating automated weather station during National Geographic and Rolex's 2019 Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mount Everest. Among them is Appalachian’s Dr. Baker Perry. Learn more at www.natgeo.com/everest. Photo by Mark Fisher, National Geographic

App State researchers scale Mount Everest to conduct climate research as part of National Geographic expedition
Jun 17, 2019

From April to June, as part of a robust effort to improve understanding of and resilience to the impacts of climate change on mountain systems, National Geographic and Tribhuvan University led what is likely the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to Mount Everest.

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An excited group of third graders participating in the "Water on the Move" program run towards the Appalachian Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences Geobago for the hands on lab activities. Photo by Marta Toran

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 Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Appalachian State University, supporting the department in many ways for decades.

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Spring 2019 University Research Council (URC) Grant Recipients
Jun 13, 2019

Congrats to College of Arts and Sciences facluty members: Derek Martin, Cole Edwards, Andrew Monroe, Lynn Siefferman, Michael Opata and Cuong Mai on these awards for Spring 2019.

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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 Appalachian has been studying impacts from stormwater runoff and how to manage that runoff.

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Dr. Baker Perry, professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geography and Planning, on a study abroad in Pucarumi, Peru, at an altitude of 13,500 feet. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State’s Dr. Baker Perry to be featured in National Geographic livestream June 13
Jun 12, 2019

As part of National Geographic’s three-day Explorers Festival, Appalachian State University’s Dr. Baker Perry will talk as part of a livestreamed panel discussion titled “Fueling Earth’s Engines” Thursday, June 13, at 9:05 a.m. EDT.

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