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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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A worm on the carapace of a New River crayfish. Photo by Wayne Van Devender.

Worm and Crayfish mutualism affects entire stream ecosystems
Dec 3, 2020

A recent paper by researchers at Appalachian State University and Virginia Tech, published in the journal Ecology, titled: “Strong effects of a mutualism on freshwater community structure,” shows how some small worms can influence entire

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Jules Bott, executive chef in Appalachian State University’s Campus Dining, preps food for one of the meals offered through App State’s Meals for Mountaineers program. The meals will be available for pickup on weekdays by students, faculty and staff Dec. 11–Jan. 14, 2021. Photo by Rachel Butts

Free meals for App State faculty, students and staff in need over extended winter break
Dec 1, 2020

A longer-than-usual winter break during the pandemic and an outpouring of support from the university and community have spurred Campus Dining at Appalachian State University to offer free, chef-inspired meals to those in need in the Appalachi

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The AppalFRESH Collaborative hosts Community FEaST (Food Engagement and StoryTelling) virtual this year. Flyer with details about the event.

Join Community FEaST Virtually: BYOP (Bring your own potato)
Oct 29, 2020

The AppalFRESH (Appalachian Food Research for Equity, Sustainability and Health) Collaborative is keeping the Appalachian fall tradition of Community FEaST (Food Engagement and StoryTelling) alive by holding a virtual d

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Daniel Parker, operations manager for the fermentation facility and lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, pitching the yeast into the fermentation tank. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette.

App State Fermentation Sciences program distills hand sanitizer for campus during COVID-19
Oct 2, 2020

Appalachian State University’s Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences has completed its first few batches, producing almost 45 gallons of freshly made hand sanitizer with more batches currently fermenting in tanks to help supply the

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A marbled salamander sits atop her eggs at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri — the field work site of Appalachian State University biology professor Dr. Jon Davenport, who was awarded U.S. Geological Survey grant funding to research how climate change impacts Ozark salamander species. Photo courtesy of Dr. Jon Davenport

US Geological Survey funds App State research on climate change impacts to Ozark salamander species
Aug 27, 2020

From the hellbender to the eastern tiger, salamander species are under threat due to detrimental changes in climate — including increased temperatures and changing precipitation.

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A passion for the environment: App State energy manager Jonathan Pierson

A passion for the environment: App State energy manager Jonathan Pierson
Jun 9, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — Working and living in Alaska for a decade allowed Appalachian State University alumnus Jonathan Pierson ’06 ’08 to see how energy efficiencies and initiatives can impact individuals and communities.

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Counting bees, because bees count — App State creates pollinator-tracking app

Counting bees, because bees count — App State creates pollinator-tracking app
Jun 4, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — “You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” is a saying attributed to Peter Drucker (1909–2005), one of the most widely known and influential management consultants.

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