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.
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 Museum, Fred 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.
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
Belk Library IMC Room 033
- Mathematics and Science Education Center
- Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics (RIEEE)
- Appalachian Atmospheric Interdisciplinary Research (AppalAIR)
- SouthEast Regional Network of Expertise and Collections (SERNEC)
- Center for Entrepreneurship, Walker College of Business
- Appalachain Energy Center
- Dark Sky Observatory
- National Park Service Liaison
- Blackburn Vannoy Farm
- Stem Librarian(s)
- State National Geographic Geography Steward
- William C. and Ruth Ann Dewel Microscopy Facility
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.
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.
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.