Natural History Outreach at AppState

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 11:11pm
Sirens, newts, spotted salamanders, leopard frogs and toads are among the amphibians that made an appearance at Cove Creek School's 2nd Grade this Fall. Ms. Reece's class was part of the pilot herpetology program put together by Worth Pugh, Manager...

"Science Pals" Take on Solar Cooking

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 10:33pm
Watauga county has initiated a science course called "Science Pals" in some of its K-12 schools.  This is a course dedicated to providing hands-on science education by pairing a Kindergarden or 1st grade student with a middle school student...
Renewable Energy Workshop for Teachers at AppState

K12 Teachers Attend Renewable Energy Workshop

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 12:25pm
Forty-four STEM educators from across North Carolina attended two renewable energy workshops for teachers hosted by the Appalachian Energy Center (part of the Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics on campus). Participants ranged...

STEAM Expo 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 5:42pm
On April 22nd, coinciding with Earth Day, Appalachian State University hosted another STEM Expo as part of the NC Science Festival. This year the “A” for Art was added making it the first STEAM Expo ever to be held at AppState. As in past years, the...

K12 Student and Teacher Summer Programs Announced

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:12am
It's that time of the year when other than battling the wintery conditions around Boone, faculty and program coordinators are starting to finalize details for science and math student summer camps and teacher workshops. Registrations for several...

A Taste of College Biology and Research at AppState

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 11:59am
Students from North Wilkes High School visited Appalachian State University’s Biology Department in November for a special program to give them a glimpse into what college biology is like. Ms. Summer Jolly Glass organized the trip up the mountain...
Laura Mallard with a School Group in the Outdoor Geology Lab

Geology Rain or Shine

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 10:39am
On a rainy fall day, the 4th Grade classes from Mountain View Elementary School in Wilkes County travelled to AppState for a campus tour and a special visit to the Geology department. The visit was coordinated by Tracey Tardiff from the NCCACHE...
1st Grader at Cove Creek School Looking at a Mammalian Skull

1st Graders Learn about Vertebrate Morphology

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 9:22pm
Students in Ms. Meredith Boggs’ 1st Grade Classroom at Cove Creek Elementary school got a visit from some furry, though somewhat stiff pals from the AppState Vertebrate Collection. The students have been learning about mammals during their Animal...
RET Program Participants with Summer Ventures Students
This summer marked the second successful year of the RET program. The Research Experience for Teachers is an NSF-funded program hosted by the Computer Science Department at Appalachian State University. The six week, hands-on “teacher camp” is run...

2014-15 Science Seminar Series Announced

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:43pm
The Math and Science Education Center at AppState is once again sponsoring a Science Seminar Series starting on September 18th. These seminars are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. They run from 6-8pm on Thursday evenings and include refreshments from 6-...
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