The National Science Foundation S-STEM scholarship program at Appalachian provides support for students pursing degrees in STEM fields, including chemistry, computer science, geological and environmental sciences, mathematical sciences and physics and astronomy.
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.
Appalachian alumni Star Brown and John Robinson were named joint recipients of the 2017-18 Alice Pheobe Naylor Outstanding Dissertation Award at Appalachian’s Doctoral Spring Symposium. They join 10 years of Naylor Award winners.
Over the last few decades, the United States’ relationship with Iraq has been tense, to say the least. But 6,000 miles away in Boone, N.C., bridges of understanding are being built in the world of academics.
As part of her SECU Public Service Fellow Internship, Staci Hunter ’18 — a recent graduate of Appalachian’s criminal justice program — interned at the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office during spring 2018.
Appalachian geology majors Olivia Paschall and Allison Dombrowski will perform geologic research alongside Appalachian’s DAGGER (Devonian Anoxia, Geochemistry, Geochronology and Extinction Research) team in Mongolia in July and August 2018.
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.
Appalachian English majors Sierra Cullars and Leah Wingenroth have been named winner and runner-up, respectively, of Appalachian’s 2018-19 Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing competition.
More than 60 years after it went bankrupt, sold off its campus near Asheville and formally dissolved, Black Mountain College exerts an enduring influence on art and education in the U.S. and abroad. Appalachian State University is celebrating that legacy this spring with a series of events and programs centering on Black Mountain’s history and some of the people who taught, studied and made art there.
Appalachian junior Sope Kahn, a gender, women’s and sexuality studies major, is the recipient of the 2017-18 Frances Holland Black Scholarship. In March, Kahn participated in the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference.