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Appalachian alumnus Breece Robertson ’00 discusses the journey that led her to The Trust for Public Land, where she serves as a vice president directing the Planning and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) team. “We help communities find consensus on what they want to protect or create,” says Robertson.
Faculty and students of Appalachian’s IDEXlab were awarded funding from the city of Elizabethton, Tennessee, to develop a conceptual master plan proposal and a feasibility study for two of the city’s parks.
Appalachian professor Patricia Johann in the university’s computer science department has received funding from the National Science Foundation for her project exploring new foundations in indexed programming.
Appalachian’s Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development and the university’s Food Services partner to provide food from the department’s Teaching and Research Farm to campus dining halls and markets.
The Eastern Research Group has awarded funding to the Appalachian Energy Center at Appalachian to conduct research of worldwide community-based landfill gas projects that benefit communities near landfills.
Faculty in Appalachian’s Department of Biology have been awarded funding from UNC Asheville to research species boundaries between wildflowers Liatris helleri and L. turgida, both native to North Carolina.