NRLP Engineering Supervisor Matthew Makdad, recipient of the $1 million grant, said he and his project collaborators are eager to restore the Payne Branch section of the Middle Fork New River to its natural habitat.
The American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Health and Safety has announced Appalachian State University’s Samuella B. Sigmann as the recipient of its 2019 Howard Fawcett Chemical Health and Safety Award. The award recognizes outstanding leadership and service in the field of chemical health and safety.
More than 100 ponds and landfills containing coal ash lie in areas FEMA has designated as high-risk flood zones, according to a POLITICO analysis. Adding climate change to the mix presents “a major issue,” said Ellen Cowan, a scientist at Appalachian State University who has studied coal ash spills across the country.
A substantial body of research shows that students systematically give lower teaching evaluations to women and people of color than to white men, even when there are no differences in the teaching’s quality and effectiveness. Nevertheless, most universities and colleges continue to use student evaluations to inform decisions about who gets promoted.
Dr. Cara Fiore, a visiting assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Biology, collaborated on a National Science Foundation (NSF) project that sent three College of Charleston students to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) on Isla Colón to conduct marine research.
Hoepfl, a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment (STBE), began her new position July 1. Prior to this role, Hoepfl served as graduate program director in the STBE department.
A collaborative health science project involving Appalachian faculty, staff and students — those at the university level and those beginning their educational journey at Appalachian’s Lucy Brock Child Development Lab School — made learning a 3D experience.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has recognized Sigmann, senior lecturer of chemical safety education, certified Chemical Hygiene Officer and chemistry stockroom director at Appalachian, for her outstanding leadership and service in the field of chemical health and safety.
Ward, an administrative support associate in Appalachian’s Division of Educational Outreach and Summer Programs, was recognized with a Staff Shout Out for being “helpful, positive and thorough,” and having an “endlessly positive attitude.”
Taking a break from his math professor duties at Appalachian State University, Witold Kosmala traded calculus lessons for a violin to join three generations of his family to play with the Millennial Choirs and Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City earlier this month.
Appalachian State University’s Police Department was recognized as the Law Enforcement Agency of the Year by the North Carolina Police Executives Association for its Appalachian Police Officer Development Program.
Effective fall 2019, the supply chain management degree program offered by Appalachian’s Walker College of Business will transition from the college’s Department of Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management to the Department of Marketing, resulting in a re-naming of the departments.