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The Great Solar Eclipse at Appalachian

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 5:14pm
       On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be widely visible from western North Carolina (Great American Eclipse https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/north-carolina/). The College of Arts and Sciences will be taking...

Thinking Caps On! High Country MATHCOUNTS

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 11:38am
Joining an array of mathematics competitions available to K-12 students, the High Country MATHCOUNTS event held its first ever session on February 7 with teams from Watauga and Ashe Counties.  High Country MATHCOUNTS will become an annual event...
The Department of Geology at Appalachian State University hosted the first, 1-Day Geology Internship for High School Students on October 20th. The program aims to provide 10th and 11th Graders the experience of being a geology major for a day. Five...
Assessing properties of mountain stream waters

EcoSensors for Mountain Classrooms

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 5:07am
This past year, researchers from the Geology Department at Appalachian State University, partnered with local school teachers to bring advanced digital sensor technology to their science classrooms. The initiative was made possible through an...
Lettuce Learn had their second workshop for educators at Mountain Pathways Farm Camp in Boone, NC on February 20, 2016. The professional development workshop lasted from 12:30-3:30, and included three learning stations focused on the theme of “...

Featured Faculty: Dr. Shea Tuberty

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 9:43pm
The Freshwater Ecology booth is one of the most popular ones at the AppState STEAM Expo every year. Enthusiastic Biology grad students share with the school kids their aquatic ecology research, tools of the trade and examples of organisms they work...
Carla Ramsdell, engineer with the Department of Physics and Astronomy at AppState, often visits classrooms around the county with her bag of tricks. This time it was Ms. Meredith Boggs and Ms. Anne Donadio’s 1st Grade classes at Cove Creek. She was...
Hardin Park 1st Graders Waiting for Some Volcanic Action

Volcanic Eruptions at Genius Hour

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 3:47pm
The students in Ms. Maria Nash's First Grade at Hardin Park have "Genius Hour" every other Friday. During this time, students explore a topic that is of interest to them. To read more about the concept behind Genius Hour, visit http://www....

History of the Earth with Two Rivers Community School

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 12:42am
Geology Department faculty recently partnered with Mr. Clint Byers (8th Grade science teacher at Two Rivers Community School) to develop and test a science outreach unit on The History of the Earth. The unit revolved around the Big Question: “How...

First Hardin Park Science Day

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 9:58am
Hardin Park Elementary School had its first Science Day this past Fall and judging from the students’ and teachers’ enthusiasm, and volunteer participant feedback, it was a huge success. The event was led by third grade teacher Ms. Barbara Myers and...
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