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.
Using NSF funding, Appalachian’s Dr. Cara Fiore will investigate the environmental and physiological factors that may have led to the presence of diverse and abundant sponge populations in the Caribbean.
Oak Ridge Associated Universities has awarded the interdisciplinary Appalachian Carbon Research Group a grant to host its second OFFSET Workshop: “Developing a Forest Offset Protocol for Small-Scale Forest Owners.”
A $10,000 grant from The Health Foundation Inc. will support the 2018 Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest organized by Appalachian State University’s Parent to Parent Family Support Network-High Country.
Grant funding from UNC Greensboro will allow an interdisciplinary team of Appalachian and UNC Greensboro faculty members to implement BRIDGES — a project designed to engage diverse groups in STEM learning.
Appalachian’s Kristin Phillips and Gail Donaldson received additional funding from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety to provide speech-language pathology services to inmates of four regional N.C. correctional facilities.