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SAFE Student Spotlight: Erika Hernandez '23

Hernandez received a Spring 2023 Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) grant to spread the word about the inaugural Watauga County BioBlitz. The goal ...

From App State to Asheboro, Geobago brings hands-on education to K–12 students across North Carolina

BOONE, N.C. — This fall, Appalachian State University has once again rolled out its Geobago recreational vehicle to bring hands-on science...

Environmental Science Program Director Robert Swarthout part of team that receives $531,902 NSF Grant

Environmental Sciences Program Director Bob Swarthout and professors from the Department of Physics and Astronomy have been awarded a three-year grant...

Drs. Robert Swarthout, Chris Thaxton and James Sherman Receive $531,902 NSF Grant

BOONE, N.C. — A group of faculty members from the Appalachian State University College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a three-year grant from...

Dr Sarah Evans receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

Congratulations to Dr Sarah Evans, who recently won the prestigious NSF CAREER award, making her the third professor in App State's history to do...


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