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.
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.
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.
Appalachian State University’s Jenna Willis is one of 33 master’s-level addictions counseling students selected to participate in the NBCC Foundation’s Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors.
Nancy Contreras-Quinteros, Bethany Brotherton and Carly Peggs have received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and will study abroad in summer 2018. Lindsey Abdelfattah has been named as an alternate for the scholarship.
Appalachian’s Upward Bound program will continue to provide academic support to students of Alleghany County, Ashe County, Avery County, Watauga County, Freedom and West Wilkes High schools thanks to federal funding.
Joseph Bathanti, writer-in-residence in Appalachian’s Watauga Residential College (WRC), will teach full time in the WRC as the inaugural McFarlane Family Distinguished Professor in Interdisciplinary Education.