Features: Research

  • Geologist Johnny Waters studies the relationship between climate change and changes in the ecosystem. As co-leader of a United Nations-sponsored research team, he and others have found evidence in Central Asia for catastrophic oceanographic events associated with climate change and a mass extinction that occured 375 million years ago. [ more . . . ]
  • 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 . . . ]
  • A collaboration between the Center for Study of the Cuban Economy at the University of Havana and Appalachian's Walker College of Business allows for the exchange of ideas between Appalachian students and faculty, and thought leaders in Cuba who are key to effecting change and building relationships between Cuba and the U.S. [ more . . . ]
  • People might assume that water in the mountains is pristine, but the local headwaters are increasingly at risk from urbanization, according to Appalachian State University's Dr. Chuanhui Gu. He is determining to what extent local streams are harmed by pollutants and other change. [ more . . . ]
  • Houses, barns and outbuildings from the 19th century are quickly deteriorating across the American landscape, but an Appalachian State University professor is helping preserve the details of farm architecture, which he has coined “farmitecture.” [ more . . . ]
  • It's known as the "Triassic trip" - an annual excursion to recover fossils in the American Southwest from the Triassic period. Geology students at Appalachian State University gain knowledge from the field experience, while also collecting resources for the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences' Paleontology Section and its research and collections. [ more . . . ]
  • Alicia Woock, a May 2012 graduate of Appalachian State University, is starting her professional career with a prestigious two-year internship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. She credits her research opportunities in Appalachian’s chemistry labs for getting her there. [ more . . . ]
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