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Concept for turning corn chip oil into biodiesel fuel earns Appalachian students second place in international Food Solutions Challenge

By Haley Childers

BOONE, N.C.—What has 18 wheels and runs on corn chips? Thanks to a food solution from two Appalachian State University students, a chip producer’s transportation fleet well could.

Appalachian State University wins National Science Foundation award for state-of-the-art microscope

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s William C. and Ruth Ann Dewel Microscopy Facility has received a $430,900 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to purchase a new state-of-the-art laser scanning confocal microscope (LSM).

Researchers study atmospheric aerosols and changing weather

BOONE—Professor Jim Sherman enjoys the area’s mesmerizing blue skies as much as anyone else. But it’s the particles known as aerosols found in the atmosphere that intrigue him the most.

Research on atmospheric particles helps scientists better understand regional climate

BOONE—The Southeastern U.S. has not experienced the same warming that has occurred across much of the world during the past century. Researchers and climate educators at Appalachian State University are conducting research to better understand why that is happening.

Students help with faculty research focusing on the environment and alternative energy

BOONE—Ten chemistry majors from North Carolina and Massachusetts colleges and universities participated in a 10-week intensive research program at Appalachian State University this summer designed to provide one-on-one research experience with university faculty.