BOONE—A total of 146 undergraduate students and faculty from Appalachian State University attended the 11th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium at High Point University Nov. 14.
Presentations were made from disciplines including art, biology, business, chemistry, communication, computer science, education, English, environmental sciences, geology, geography and planning, mathematical sciences, nutrition, political science, physics and astronomy, philosophy and religion, psychology and sociology.
A total of 40 North Carolina academic institutions attended the symposium. Students from across the state delivered 414 research/creative performance presentations, with Appalachian hosting a record number of undergraduate research presentations.
“By engaging in undergraduate research, our students are acquiring the essential capacity to inquire, to create, to ask questions and to challenge. Our faculty are training and educating Appalachian undergraduate students to not only have potential careers in research but also those who will become consultants, business managers, CEOs, entrepreneurs, policy creators and innovators,” said Dr. Alan C. Utter, interim vice provost for research. “Ultimately the products of their efforts will directly impact the goal of the university’s strategic plan by advancing knowledge and addressing the challenges of our region, state and world through creativity and innovation.”
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.