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New department chairs named in Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—Three faculty at Appalachian State University have been named chairs of their respective departments.

Student leader creates mentorship, leadership opportunities for women in computer science

By Kesha Williams

BOONE, N.C.—Sarah Mbiki is an advocate for the role academic and professional student clubs play in the Appalachian State University experience. The senior computer science major credits her experience in the Women in Computer Science club for providing her with support and mentorship opportunities as she completes a challenging major and prepares for work in a field that is traditionally male-dominated.

Computer science students at Appalachian State University gain experience, regional culture benefits

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—About 75 students within Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science enhanced the operations of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Center this past semester by creating a web-based management system.

Mikayla Sage and Cameron Small are winners of Appalachian’s 2016 ECRS Computer Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship scholarships

By University Communications

BOONE—Mikayla Sage of Maiden and Cameron Small of Apex have been awarded the 2016 ECRS Computer Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship scholarships by the Department of Computer Science at Appalachian State University.

Campus community invited to test educational computer game

Faculty and students in the Department of Computer Science at Appalachian State University have developed an educational, Kinect-based computer game and are seeking campus volunteers to try it out.

Software shows just how busy honeybees are

BOONE—A web application for beekeepers called Hive Tracks, co-developed by a faculty member in Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science, is now being used by bee keepers in 142 countries to track beehive activity. There are currently more than 16,000 registered users of Hive Tracks, including beekeepers in Tanzania.

Computer scientist at Appalachian helps researchers track honey bee health

BOONE—Tracking the health of honeybees across the U.S. is the work of a multi-university team, including a computer scientist at Appalachian State University.

The Bee Informed Partnership, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is comprised of scientists from eight universities, including the University of Maryland, Oregon State University, the University of Tennessee and Appalachian. The partnership members are also beekeepers.

Johann receives National Science Foundation grant for computer science research

BOONE—A National Science Foundation grant totaling $377,083 has been awarded to Professor Patricia Johann in Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science.

Appalachian receives $497,074 NSF grant to support math and computer science education

BOONE—Computer science and mathematical science majors at Appalachian State University continues to receive support from the National Science Foundation.