Feature Stories

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 11:25am
In Fall 2015, Dr. Hessam Ghamari, Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Design received a University Research Council (URC) grant. The URC grant program is an internal grant program supported by the University Research Council here at Appalachian which is designed to support a wide range of research and creative endeavors across campus. Dr. Ghamari's project titled "Examining Eye Fixation During Wayfinding in Unfamiliar Healthcare Environments" took place over the past semesters and...
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 11:26am
   Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa, the professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for International Programs at Appalachian State University received a grant that enables Appalachian’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students and faculty members to conduct summer research at the University of Angers, in France. Funding was provided through The U.S. Department of State Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility Initiative with matching funds from Appalachian State University’s Global...
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:11pm
Anna Ward, the director of Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program (SDAP) at Appalachian State University, Cate Smith, and Dr. Mandy Harrison, received a $1.114 million grant from the Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities into Higher Education (TPSID) program on October 1st of 2015. This grant enables universities and colleges to provide educational services for students with intellectual disabilities and will assist Appalachian’s SDAP program to continue for the next...
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 9:28am
The Appalachian Senior Programs, directed by Program Directors Tammy Taylor and Debbie Wellborn, served 159 seniors and 554 children this past year. Located in Jefferson, NC, Appalachian Senior Programs is comprised of the Appalachian Senior Companions Program and the Appalachian Foster Grandparent Program.  With the help of low and middle-income volunteers age 55 and above, the Appalchian Senior Companions program serves older adults with special needs, especially older persons...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 11:49am
In 2014, Cece Conway, a professor of the English department, received the Librarian of Congress appointment as the Alan Lomax Fellow with the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress.  She now currently serves as a scholar in residence at the center pursuing advanced research on her project, "Musical Crossroads."  The residential fellowship, an eight-month fellowship, is designed for intensive research in the Library's collections, especially the Alan Lomax (1915-2002...
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 11:49am
Gary Pandolifi's research involves assessing the impacts of human driven land-use modifications and climate change on the critically endangered Appalachian Elktoe mussel (Alasmidonta raveneliana). He is employing legacy land use and water quality data obtained from state and federally agencies to assess significant changes in these parameters over the past 30 years. Currently, he is a US Fish and Wildlife Service Intern at the Asheville, NC Ecological Services Field Office for the summer...
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 2:52pm
This year more than 2,800 students, teachers, and chaperones from 29 public schools in Western NC attended the STEAM Expo. The Expo is a science open house and multidisciplinary science event designed to get students excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics.  The event took place in the Holmes Convocation Center where there were more than 40 booths and hands-on activities representing over 20 academic departments including astronomy, biology, chemistry,...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 1:00pm
The ASU-NCRC Human Performance Lab is located on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC.  The lab is a national leader in the area of nutrition and exercise immunology.  The goal of the ASU-NCRC Human Performance Lab Project is to to optimize development of a mixed flavonoid, carb, caffeine supplement, that supports performance and counters training-induced illness, inflammation, oxidative stress, and immune dysfunction. For this project, Dr. Nieman received funding...
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 11:35am
The Integrated Climate Research and Education: Central Andes Precipitation Project (ICECAP) is a five-year project that was started in the Spring of 2014 with funding from National Science Foundation CAREER grant program awarded to Dr. Baker Perry from the Department of Geography and Planning. ICECAP promotes collaborative interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach activities designed to advance scientific understanding of the multi-scale...


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