The Interdisciplinary Support for High-Intensity Needs in Education (iSHINE) grant helps prepare pre-professional speech-language pathologists, reading specialists and special educators to serve children with disabilities who have “high intensity” needs.
During fall 2018, students and faculty in the Building Science Architectural Design Studio III at Appalachian worked with the LIFE Village board to design living spaces that meet the needs of adults with autism.
This funding ensures that, for the 13th consecutive year, students in Watauga High School have access to the high-quality mental health services provided by Appalachian’s Assessment, Support, and Counseling Center.
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.