Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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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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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App State Alumnus Ahmar Gordon, photo submitted.

Teamwork translated from the classroom to the real world for alumnus Ahmar Gordon
Oct 22, 2021

 Ahmar Gordon ’16 majored in computer science and was a part of the Appalachian High Achievers in STEM program (S-STEM) program while at Appalachian State Universit

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Who's Who graphic

Who's Who: STEM and Research Support Staff
Jun 9, 2021

Getting to know our Staff: STEM and Research Support Staff

Steven Beck

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See. Repeat. Understand? Lessons In Teaching Statistical Computing With Dr. Victoria Woodard

See. Repeat. Understand? Lessons In Teaching Statistical Computing
Mar 16, 2021

With Dr. Victoria Woodard, University of Notre Dame
Friday, March 19, 2021
3 p.m.

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Samuella Sigmann, photo by University Communications.

Chemical Safety in Schools Professional Development Workshop
Mar 15, 2021

Chemical Safety in Schools Workshop

With Samuella Sigmann, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences
Saturday, April 17, 2021
9 a.m.

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Picture a Scientist film poster

Film and live conversation with scientists on diversity and inclusion in S.T.E.M.
Mar 9, 2021

Watch film Picture a Scientist and register for a live candid conversation with world-renowned scientists on advancing diversity and inclusion in S.T.E.M.
See below for details on how to
1) view the film, and

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Dr. Kristen Repa, Department of Physics, SUNY Brockport

Put a Spin on it: Tailoring Magnetic Properties for Spintronics Applications
Jan 25, 2021

Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series Spring 2021

Friday, January 29, 2021
4 p.m.

Free virtual event hosted in Zoom.

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Appalachian State University’s Dr. Tracie Salinas, left, and Dr. Susan Colby are the lead faculty on App State’s participation in a three-year effort to develop diverse and inclusive STEM faculty at the university. This effort is known as Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty. Salinas is a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the director of the Reich College of Education’s Math and Science Education Center. Colby is a professor in the Department of Curriculu

App State joins national alliance to develop more diverse, inclusive STEM faculty
Dec 10, 2020

Appalachian State University is one of 19 universities joining a three-year effort — known as Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty — to increase the div

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Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science explains the zoombox capabilites over a zoom call.

A New Way to Zoom: App State Computer Science Professor’s Design
Dec 9, 2020

Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, department chair and professor in the Department of Computer Science, has helped design and build an inexpensive way to read documents over Zoom calls.

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