ROSE, the solar vehicle team's new Cruiser Class solar car. ROSE — which stands for Racing on Solar Energy — was unveiled at the Holmes Convocation Center on Appalachian State University's campus at 1 p.m. Friday, June 22. ROSE will compete in major solar car races in July, but the vehicle was designed for comfort, practicality and real-world transportation solutions. About 150 people attended the unveiling. Photo by Chase Reynold

Racing on Solar Energy — ROSE's racing team
Jun 27, 2018

Team Sunergy’s 2018 crew taking Appalachian State University’s Cruiser Class solar car ROSE (Racing on Solar Energy) to two international competitions this summer includes 15 team members, four faculty advisors and a university photographer.

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Appalachian alumna Cala Castleberry ’17 stops for a photo while serving as an archaeological technician and Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) intern in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Castleberry helped with wildfire mitigation efforts in burned areas of the park. Photo courtesy of Cala Castleberry

From mitigating wildfires to re-creating a battlefield
Jun 14, 2018

Anthropology majors Cala Castleberry ’17, of Tallahassee, Florida, and Hayley Wynn ’17, of Huntersville, aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty helping protect and preserve National Park Service (NPS) sites in the Southeast.

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Dr. Anton Seimon, research assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geography and Planning, performs fieldwork. He is co-author of the article “Climate change, population, and poverty: vulnerability and exposure to heat stress in countries bordering the Great Lakes of Africa,” which recently appeared in the the journal Climatic Change. Photo submitted

Dangerous heat conditions to impact East African populations by late 21st century, according to new study co-authored by Appalachian professor
May 29, 2018

A new study co-authored by Dr. Anton Seimon, a climate scientist in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning, shows residents of East African nations face daunting levels of heat stress by late 21st century as human-caused climate change intensifies.

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ORAU awards funding for Appalachian Carbon Research Group workshop

ORAU awards funding for Appalachian Carbon Research Group workshop
May 8, 2018

The Appalachian Carbon Research Group (ACRG) — an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff and students at Appalachian State University studying carbon dioxide emissions, carbon accounting and carbon offset possibilities —will host their second OFFSET (Offsets for Future Forest Stew

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Alumna Rosemary Messick ’17 majored in psychology with a concentration in business at Appalachian State University. She now lives in Bangalore, India, where she works with startup Three Wheels United to decrease poverty and pollution by creating a sustainable transport system. Photo submitted

Rosemary Messick ’17 works toward reducing pollution and poverty with startup in Bangalore, India
May 2, 2018

Rosemary Messick ’17 credits the diverse experiences she had at Appalachian State University for preparing her to work as a business development associate for Three Wheels United, a financial technology company aimed at establishing a po

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