This summer, cellular/molecular biology major and ACCESS Scholar Andy Mendoza is using the research chops he’s gained at Appalachian as a biostatistics and computational biology intern at the National Institute of Environmental Sciences in Research Triangle Park.
Graduating senior Annie Klyce — who was once afraid to take most science courses — plans to teach geoscience, with a goal of communicating complex scientific concepts more clearly to help those who may struggle with science.
Professional experiences from Boone to New York City — including working in Appalachian’s Robert F. Gilley Recording Studio and interning at audio postproduction studio Big Yellow Duck — prepare junior Ryan Dozer for success in the music industry.
Alumnus James Holton ’15, a licensed electrician and senior crew leader for sustainable energy and automotive company Tesla, earned four promotions in his first two years in the fast-paced renewable industry.
Appalachian’s Aeron McConnell, of Asheville, earned the Walter C. Connolly Endowed Award for Physics and the George Dewey Bingham D.D.S. Endowed Award for Math at the end of his first year at Appalachian.