100 students will receive support over the 5-year grant period
Dec. 15, 2022
App State is among five UNC System schools awarded a $3.4 million National Science Foundation grant to support underrepresented students in STEM fields through the Mountains to Sea North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program. The program will serve 100 App State students.
App State secures funding for cross-cultural exchange in North Carolina and New Zealand
Nov. 1, 2022
High school students from the North Carolina Cherokee and New Zealand Māori nations will exchange best practices for preserving language and culture during visits funded by a $100,000 grant awarded to App State.
$552,322 awarded to Interprofessional Clinic for falls prevention programs in 7 High Country counties
Oct. 3, 2022
Thanks to more than a half-million dollars in federal funding, App State is partnering with the High Country Area Agency on Aging to safeguard the independence of older adults in North Carolina’s High Country — by expanding and implementing falls prevention programs in the seven-county region.
“Roots and Routes: Stories of Migration in the High Country” — an App State project supported by the N.C. Humanities Council — is providing Hmong refugee and Latinx migrant families an opportunity to share their stories, histories and contributions to Western North Carolina.
When climate disasters hit, what happens to the mental health of young people? Dr.
Maggie Sugg received a $413,598 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to find the answer.
Dr. Alice Wright and Dr. Cameron Gokee are leading an archaeological research team into the Linville Gorge Wilderness area to learn more about the lives of Indigenous people who used the land hundreds of years ago, while facilitating the preservation of cultural resources.
This summer, App State is hosting the 2022 Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) — an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) initiative that aims to prepare the Appalachian region’s next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and thinkers. AEA is a partnership between ARC, App State, the National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education and STEM West.
Dr. Sarah Carmichael describes her job as similar to that of a crime scene investigator — and the evidence she examines is more than 350 million years old. Through her research, Carmichael and her team seek insight on the causes and outcomes of mass extinctions during the Devonian period.
A research team at App State is investigating effective treatments for triple-negative breast cancer — the type of breast cancer with the least number of and least effective treatment options available.
App State assistant professor Dr. Sarah Evans and App State undergraduate students will spend the next three summers studying water saturation patterns in Alaska’s thawing permafrost — research aimed at providing new insights on the advancement of climate change. Their research is supported by a nearly $690,000 National Science Foundation grant.
The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program at App State has received $338,780 in additional federal grant funding for the 2021–22 academic year. For nearly 50 years SSS has provided comprehensive services that support first-generation and/or low-income students throughout their academic careers.
Help is on the way for the 50%–70% of people who suffer from recurrent ankle injuries. App State’s Dr. Alan Needle has received $57,349 in grant funding from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation for research that might prevent recurrent ankle sprains.
App State’s Dr. David Dickinson is conducting grant-funded studies to explore the connection between sleep and decision-making. His findings could give people a new reason to care about good sleep hygiene.
Dr. Patricia Johann was awarded a $510,823 research grant from the National Science Foundation. Her work will enhance verification of computer software — ensuring the programs are correct, secure and reliable.
Dr. Abdelbaset Hamza is leading a team in studying ways to make the transfer of information in internet data centers more efficient — with the goal of speeding up the internet and reducing the environmental impact.
App State is one of six UNC System institutions awarded recurring grants through the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program to train and support future education leaders. The nearly $3 million in funding will boost programming provided through App State’s school administration program, which prepares students for principal roles and other director positions.