Mathematics and Science Education Center

Mathematics and Science Education Center

The goals of the Centers are to increase the quality and quantity of mathematics and science teachers in North Carolina Public Schools, sponsor research and development in mathematics and science education and increase the use of educational technology in schools.


Geological and Environmental Sciences 

The department of Geological and Environmental Sciences has services and programs for PreK-12 and the general public through their facilities- the McKinney Geology Teaching MuseumFred Webb Jr. Rock Garden and Mobile Earth and Environmental Science Lab (the "Geobago").  Students and faculty members also have the opportunity to travel off campus for events such as guest lectures, career days, fossil fairs, etc. 

Mathematical Sciences

Faculty in the Department of Mathematical Sciences engage in a strong program of outreach and engagement. There are a variety of ways to participate in activities with K - 12 students and teachers.

STEM and STEAM Librarian


Jewel Davis

Belk Library IMC Room 033


Office of Student Research

The Office of Student Research (OSR) was established in 2005 to expand the opportunities, including financial support, for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in research and mentored scholarship at Appalachian.

College of Arts and Sciences SAFE Fund

The Students and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund, for students within the College of Arts and Sciences, supports undergraduate and graduate student travel to present at professional workshops, purchase of research equipment/supplies/research participant incentives to be used by our students and faculty and travel to archives or other research sites.

Walker College of Business Barnes Grant

Barnes Program Student Research Grants provide students, within the Walker College of Business, with up to $2000 in funding to engage in research with a faculty mentor outside of the normal classroom experience. The research may take place in a formal setting such as hourly work as a research assistant or during a 1-hour independent study course. The research may also take place in less formal settings such as a student club activity.