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Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce, professor and chair in Appalachian State University's Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences and a National Geographic Explorer

Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce featured in documentary about ancient footprints in Tanzania
Jun 14, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — Research directed by Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce, professor and chair in Appalachian State University's Department of Geological a...

Dr. William Armstrong, assistant professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, conducts fieldwork on the Athabasca Glacier in Alberta, Canada in 2022. Photo by Zach Montes (Orjin Media)

Dr. William Armstrong receives NSF RUI award to study glacial change
Jun 6, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — Dr. William Armstrong, assistant professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences,...

Built in 1792, Fort Defiance is the former home of William Lenoir. Photo by Dr. Beth Davison

Students in "Antebellum Slavery in Appalachia" course design exhibit for Lenoir's Fort Defiance
May 2, 2024

LENOIR, N.C. — Students and faculty members from Appalachian State University's College of Arts and Sciences and Reich College of Education collabor...

Erika Hernandez '23

SAFE Student Spotlight: Erika Hernandez '23
Feb 27, 2024

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

A student from Cove Creek Elementary School’s Eco-Raiders after-school club steps onto App State’s Geobago. Photo submitted

From App State to Asheboro, Geobago brings hands-on education to K–12 students across North Carolina
Sep 26, 2023

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

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.

Drs. Robert Swarthout, Chris Thaxton and James Sherman Receive $531,902 NSF Grant
Sep 25, 2023

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
Apr 3, 2023

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...

Marta Toran's SAFE grant spotlighted by the College of Arts and Sciences
Dec 6, 2022

Marta Toran's SAFE grant, “An Undergraduate Outreach Experience: Bilingual Environmental Science Enrichment Program for Elementary Students,” is s...

Dr. Sarah Carmichael named to The Explorers Club 50 for pushing the boundaries of exploration
Dec 6, 2022

She will share her geomicrobiology, mass extinction research Dec. 14 as part of The Explorers 50 Speaker Series....

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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 five N...