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NC Science Festival 2014 at AppState

Monday, May 26, 2014 - 11:12pm
Appalachian State University participated once again this year in the NC Science Festival, a two-week celebration across the state to promote science and engineering education. The Festival involves schools, universities, museums and other informal...
Jerry takes a group of young students through the Greenhouse
The Department of Biology Greenhouse at Appalachian State University serves as a teaching and research facility. It also offers ample outreach opportunities to the public, including free daily tours, a monthly class called High Country Gardening,...
Elementary school students enjoying a chemistry demo
“After your visit today, how many of you want to become scientists?” The question was met with a chorus of “Me”s and a majority of hands in the group going up. We’ll happily take that as an indicator of success for the first “science sampler” for...
Cove Creek School 2nd Grade Reece

"The Power of the Sun" at Cove Creek School

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 10:53pm
The winter months create many logistical problems for school teachers around the High Country because of the large number of snow days they bring. Not only do they cut into already tight instruction time, but they also interfere with lesson planning...

High County Math Tournament on April 10th

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 8:51am
The High Country Math Tournament for students in grades 4-6 will be held from 9:00am -1:30pm on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at the Plemmons Student Union on the campus of Appalachian State, Boone, NC. Area schools and home school groups are invited...
Forensic Anthropology camp

Registration is Open for Forensic Anthropology Camp

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 1:01am
Appalachian State is one of only a handful universities in the country to offer a specialized summer camp in Forensic Anthropology. This is a unique opportunity for high school students (aged 15-18) to experience this exciting field with a...
Carla Ramsdell with ice cream maker

Featured Faculty: Carla Ramsdell

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 11:33pm
Carla Ramsdell is a faculty member in the Physics and Astronomy Department at App State. She teaches several engineering and physics courses, including a popular first year seminar called “The Inspired Engineer” which was recently highlighted in ASU...
Drs Coffey, Palmer and Marland

Regional Science Fair Hosted by AppState

Friday, December 27, 2013 - 10:58pm
On Tuesday 17th December, the week after the semester ended for ASU students, a group of dedicated science and math faculty were on campus for the day as volunteer judges for the regional 3-12 science fair. It was the first year the NC Region 7 (...
Dr Andy Heckert

Featured Faculty: Dr. Andy Heckert

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:23am
A few days ago I met with Dr. Andrew Heckert, associate professor in the Geology Department at ASU and one of the prominent vertebrate paleontology experts in the state. Dr. Heckert's research interests include micro and macrovertebrates (small and...
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