App State’s solar vehicle team, Team Sunergy, captured second place in its class in the 2021 Formula Sun Grand Prix, qualifying for the American Challenge (ASC) road race — this year from Missouri to New Mexico. Follow Team Sunergy’s third ASC showing as they power west on sustainable energy Aug. 3–7.
App State student and Team Sunergy Co-Mechanical Director Jessica Navarro-Luciano is interviewed in this article about the American Solar Challenge, a road race of solar-powered cars from Missouri to New Mexico.
App State plant geneticist Dr. Matt Estep is working with the Blue Ridge Parkway to examine the genetic diversity of spreading avens — a federally endangered plant native to Western North Carolina. His five-year study, funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will help inform conservation efforts aimed at preserving and protecting the species.
Dr. Clare Scott-Chialvo, Dr. Pablo Chialvo and Dr. Ray Williams — faculty members in Appalachian State's Department of Biology — are interviewed about cicada emergence cycles and the impacts of climate change.
In this first-person article, Professor Kristian Jackson writes on environmental stewardship in the building and maintaining of recreational biking trails, much of which falls to volunteers. He offers seven paths to stewardship for individuals wanting to make a difference.
This 13-minute program in Spanish begins with a video introduction of the National Geographic expedition co-led by Dr. Baker Perry to install a weather station on Chile’s Trupangato Volcano, followed by a live interview with Perry. He teaches in App State’s Department of Geography and Planning.
Dr. Baker Perry, who co-led a National Geographic expedition to Chile’s Trupangato Volcano earlier this year, is interviewed live about the team’s work and how the weather station will inform scientists about climate change in the region. Perry teaches in the Department of Geography and Planning.
At 19,000 feet above sea level on the Chilean mountain of Tupungato, Baker Perry and his fellow climbers were clobbered in the early morning hours by an unforecasted blizzard that pinned them in their tents with punishing winds and swirling snow. Perry, a climate scientist at Appalachian State University, was philosophical as he recalled it.
In an Earth Day special collaboration with National Geographic and Nat Geo Explorer Dr. Baker Perry, ABC11 takes a look at the challenges North Carolina faces when it comes to weather and patterns shifting over time. Perry teaches in the Department of Geography and Planning.
Jesse Barber, a senior from Sawmills, combines his passion for photography, the environment, people and culture in his self-designed interdisciplinary studies major, focusing on documentary studies in Appalachia.
Data from App State’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE) is incorporated into a graphic titled “Carbon dioxide emitted worldwide 1850-2017” in this article on climate change. The graphic is in the fourth section under the header “How do we know climate change is caused by humans?”