Dr. Baker Perry, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning, right, and his expedition team member Dr. Tom Matthews, work on the automated weather station at the Mount Everest Base Camp. Perry and Matthews were members of the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition. Learn more at Photo by Freddie Wilkinson, National Geographic.

App State leads climate research at the top of the world
Dec 16, 2021

Appalachian State University has stepped onto the world stage as the lead institution to coordinate the operation and maintenance of weather stations at the highest elevation on the planet — Mount Everest.

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Mortarboard decorating skills were on display at the Fall 2021 Commencement ceremonies held Dec. 10 at Appalachian State University. Photo by Chase Reynolds

More than 1,600 degrees conferred at App State’s Fall 2021 Commencement
Dec 15, 2021

Mountaineer graduates waved to their families and friends, pumped fists into the air and even shed a few happy tears at Appalachian State University’s Fall 2021 Commencement ceremonies on Dec. 10.

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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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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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Kara Haselton, a Wilson Scholar and Honors College senior. Photo submitted.

Honors senior Kara Haselton inspired by international internship with Preemptive Love Coalition
Nov 15, 2021

Summer of 2021, Kara Haselton, a Wilson Scholar and Honors College senior, interned with ...

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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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