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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.

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 grant...

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...

Dr. Johnny Waters, photo by Felix Kunze

Dr. Johnny Waters named Fellow of the Paleontological Society
Sep 22, 2022

Emeritus Professor Dr. Johnny Waters has been named a Fellow of the Palaeontological Society for his research on echinoderms and contributions to Asia...

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Dr. Sarah Evans' Work Highlighted by AGU in EOS
Jul 18, 2022

Dr. Sarah Evans' most recent first-author paper, which was published in JGR: Biogeosciences  and titled “Control of short-stature veg...

Scott Marshall discusses the 2020 Sparta, NC Earthquake with Spectrum News Triad

Dr. Scott Marshall interviewed about the 2020 Sparta, NC earthquake
Apr 28, 2022

Dr. Scott Marshall was interviewed by Spectrum News Triad about the August 2020 Mag 5.1 earthquake in Sparta, NC after the fault line for the earthqua...