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Appalachian State University alumnus Harrison Esterly ’19, a research technician in the lab of Dr. Gary Pielak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Esterly, of Belews Creek, graduated from App State in 2019 with a B.S. in chemistry — an American Chemical Society-certified degree — and minors in biology and mathematics. Photo submitted

App State alumnus credits Mountaineer experience for his research success
Nov 30, 2020

When reflecting on his experience at Appalachian State University, alumnus Harrison Esterly ’19 said he harbors a fondness for the “times when I didn’t think I would make it through.” His appreciation for a challenge has led to what may be a breakthrough in speeding the d

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A 3D rendering of a tardigrade — a microscopic, eight-legged animal found in water and/or damp moss. Appalachian State University alumnus Harrison Esterly ’19 is a co-author of recently published research that shows a tardigrade-specific protein is safe for injection in mice and may therefore be suitable to stabilize vaccines at room temperature, which would eliminate the need for costly refrigeration during storage and transport. Shutterstock/3Dstock image

Out of cold storage — App State vaccine and drug research could speed delivery, cut costs
Nov 24, 2020

Co-authored research by three members of the Appalachian State University Community could yield a more cost-effective storage and delivery method for life-saving drugs and vaccines — including a future COVID-19 vaccine.

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JoAnna Klein, a freelance science journalist and regular contributor to the New York Times visits the Math Colloquium Series virtually. Photo/graphic created by Dept of Math.

Math Colloquium Series: Science writing with alumna JoAnna Klein
Nov 3, 2020

Appalachian State University's Department of Mathematical Sciences is excited to host JoAnna Klein, a freelance science journalist and regular contributor to the New York Times for a talk Friday, Nov. 6 from 3-4 p.m.

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Clinton Freeman ’11, B.S. in Computer Science and member of Valve Corporation. Photo Submitted.

App State S-STEM alumnus gives back to support future scholars
Sep 3, 2020

Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science recognizes Clinton Freeman ’11 and his company of employment, Valve Corporation, for the generous donation of $6500 to the departm

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Jaden Miller

Undergraduate Physics student awarded N.C. Space Grant
Sep 2, 2020

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Lia Phillips

M.S. Engineering Physics Graduate student awarded N.C. Space Grant
Sep 1, 2020

Lia Phillips, M.S. Engineering Physics, Graduate student
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