App State has returned to pre-pandemic operations for the Fall 2021 semester, with safety precautions in place. There are no current plans to move in-person classes online. All students, faculty and staff should get vaccinated against COVID-19. Face coverings are required in all indoor campus locations for students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Read the latest updates
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?”
The climate science research of App State’s Dr. Baker Perry has inspired a 4-year-old science enthusiast in Brazil. In an email to Perry, the child’s father shared his son has become fascinated with Perry after watching a documentary on the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Expedition to Mount Everest, in which Perry participated.
Justin Marks, a senior sustainable development major with a concentration in community, regional and global development, announced on national television he hopes to “save the world” — a plan playing out through his community engagement and service.
Q&A with Dr. Steven J. Hageman, professor of geology
April 8, 2021
Two-time Fulbright award recipient Dr. Steven J. Hageman talks about his love for teaching and researching geology at Appalachian State University and how he helps students become effective problem-solvers.
Alumna Marisa Sedlak ’14 ’20 has been recognized by the National Recreation and Park Association as one of the top 30 parks and recreation professionals under age 30 to watch in 2021. Learn how Sedlak’s Appalachian Experience — from mountains to mentors — helped prepare her for her role with Town of Beech Mountain’s Parks and Recreation Department.
App State geochemist Dr. Sarah Carmichael gives historical context of the Devonian extinction and the processes that took place in the ocean and land surfaces 376 million to 360 million years ago. She teaches in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences.
The doors are open at App State’s newly renovated Sanford Hall — where almost every undergraduate Mountaineer takes at least one class during their college career. Classes in Sanford Hall will resume this fall upon completion of the final phase of the project.
With the foundation and fundraising nearly complete for App State’s second App Builds a Home (ABAH) project, a “Walls-Up Build Week” event is scheduled on the App State campus in April to construct walls for a home built in partnership with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity.
App State’s Dr. Suzanna Bräuer, professor of biology, has been awarded a 2020–21 Fulbright to research how methane-producing microorganisms known as archaea impact global climate change. Her Fulbright assignment takes her to Finland, where she is also teaching graduate courses at the University of Eastern Finland.
As App State has adapted academic delivery methods to help slow the spread of COVID-19, more learning content than ever has migrated online. This response to the pandemic has moved the dial on accessibility awareness — and raised the demand for proactive accessibility and accommodations.
On this Find Your Sustain Ability, App State associate professor Dr. Rajat Panwar discusses his lifelong work in sustainable business management and his journey as a sustainability researcher — from his home country of India, to a Buddhist monastery in the Himalayas, to App State's campus. Listen in to learn more.
App State’s New River Light and Power has completed its grant-funded project to remove the historic Payne Branch dam from the New River’s Middle Fork, helping to restore this river corridor to a more natural state — which includes improved water quality and enhanced habitat for the area’s aquatic wildlife. Dive in to learn more.