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Dr. Robert Swarthout, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences and Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, is the principal investigator on the project. Department of Physics and Astronomy professors Dr. Chris Thaxton and Dr. James Sherman serve as co-investigators.

Environmental Science Program Director Robert Swarthout part of team that receives $531,902 NSF Grant
Sep 25, 2023

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

Dr Sarah Evans receives prestigious NSF CAREER award
Apr 3, 2023

Congratulations to Dr Sarah Evans, who recently won the prestigious

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Dr Ellen Cowan investigates history of environmental contamination by coal ash
Oct 24, 2022

Dr Ellen Cowan's work documenting the history of environmental contamination by coal ash (a byproduct of burning coal for energy production) in... faculty research


Dr Andy Heckert investigates past life as Fulbright Scholar
Dec 13, 2021

Vertebrate paleontologist Dr Andy Heckert has been hard at work as a... faculty honors, faculty research

SCEC funding to Dr. Scott Marshall supports GES major Savannah Devine '22
Nov 6, 2021

Dr. Scott Marshall has been funded by the Southern California Earthquake Center to improve the Community Fault Model.

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Dr. Sarah Evans

Dr. Sarah Evans and GES students explore climate change and permafrost, funded by a new NSF grant!
Nov 4, 2021

From Appalachian Today:  Appalachian State University’s ... faculty research