Using NRPA data from 1,200 adults over the age of 50, Appalachian’s Dr. Stephanie West and Jill Naar will identify how parks and recreation departments can best facilitate older adult participation in sports and physical activities.
Fifteen High Country high school students with limited or no previous exposure to Chinese language and culture participated in the three-week culturally rich and academically rigorous program held on Appalachian’s campus.
Drs. David Dickinson, Dave Bruner and Dave McEvoy, of Appalachian’s Department of Economics, will use their awarded funding to perform a weeklong study on the effects of sleep restriction in young adult participants.
ACRG will partner with UNC System sister institutions UNC Asheville and North Carolina State University to “evaluate the cost and accuracy of forest inventory methodologies that could make forest carbon offset projects viable.”
Research by Appalachian’s Dr. Brooke Christian, professor in the Department of Chemistry, could “change the paradigm of drug delivery,” potentially reducing the cost of drug storage and transportation.
Young Eisner Scholars (YES) provides second- and third-year funding for its partnership with Appalachian, which benefits regional middle school through ninth-grade scholars by giving them the resources, support and academic skills necessary for success.
Appalachian’s Drs. David Nieman and Jennifer McBride will pit mixed flavonoid against placebo supplementation to study the effects of each on the immune system, oxidative stress and inflammation of individuals following strenuous exercise.
Drs. Maggie Sugg and Jennifer Runkle, the grant recipients, said they plan to translate the study’s findings into new prevention strategies that would ensure optimal worker performance and protection in such environments.
Appalachian’s Dr. Cole Edwards and his team of researchers are testing rock samples collected from the western U.S. for anoxia — or the absence of oxygen — which may have contributed to the Late Devonian extinction.
The $3,000 grant will help support Appalachian’s Sydney Powell Fund for Infants and Children who are Medically Fragile, which offers financial assistance to families in need who have a child with a serious medical condition.
The academy allows visiting middle and high school Vietnamese students to learn about American and Appalachian culture and improve their English language skills as they explore the region and interact with the community.
Researchers in Appalachian’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment and the Appalachian Energy Center will study biochar’s ability to increase crop yields at Heritage Homestead Farm in Crumpler.
Appalachian, a participant in the College STAR (Supporting Transition Access and Retention) project, will continue to support students with learning differences through grant funding from East Carolina University.
The research of Appalachian’s Dr. Peter Soulé will continue thanks to additional National Science Foundation funding. Soulé and his colleagues study tree ring records of the longleaf pine to determine rainfall variability since the 1700s.