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  • Artists draw their inspiration from many sources—the environment, geometric shapes or angles, and even family history. Roy Strassberg's inspiration for his sculptures and pottery comes from these categories and more, and leads to beautiful work based on one of the world's darkest moments in history—the Holocaust. [ more . . . ]
  • To help reduce dependence on fossil fuels, biologists at Appalachian State University are exploring an Asian grass and algae for use as feedstocks for biofuels. Their work contributes to the development of "second-generation" biofuels: those made from fast-growing, low-impact plants that don't take up precious land. [ more . . . ]
  • Quality teaching is at the core of Appalachian State University's mission. Each year Appalachian and the University of North Carolina Board of Governors recognize outstanding teaching at the undergraduate level. [ more . . . ]
  • Dr. Joe Pollock, a professor of astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University, is part of an international research team comprised of scientists from Central and Western Europe, Latin American, Canada and the United States identifying and observing pairs of asteroids called binary asteroids. [ more . . . ]
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