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Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment Archive

Solar Vehicle Team preps for summer competition, displays car at local events

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Solar Vehicle Team (SVT) will be competing in the Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) July 22-28 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Penn.

Industrial design student secures prestigious Adidas Design Academy apprenticeship

BOONE—Rider Evans, a 2016 graduate of Appalachian State University, competed against more than 2,000 students and recent graduates to become a footwear designer at the Adidas Design Academy in Herzogenaurach, Germany. He will spend two years perfecting the art of shoe design while learning best practices from senior designers in studios around the world.

Cuban professors visit Appalachian State University for sustainability tour

BOONE—Professors from Universidad de la Habana visited Appalachian State University recently to learn about Appalachian’s sustainable technology programs. Appalachian was one of only a few campuses the professors toured.

Student’s feasibility study tests e-bike market in Boone

BOONE—Ryan Gillespie has big ideas to improve the commuter experience in Boone. Gillespie, a senior sustainable technology major in the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University, is passionate about what he calls “responsible transportation.” His goal is to help revolutionize the way citizens commute by studying how a small group of students, faculty and staff use electric bikes over a six-month period, and apply this data to facilitate a local e-bike rental service.

Students honored at ITEEA annual conference in Washington, D.C.

BOONE—Three students from Appalachian State University were honored recently at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) annual conference held in Washington, D.C.

Whiskytree founder talks about design, creativity

BOONE—From his time as a production assistant at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic to owning his own visual effects company, Jonathan Harb says it’s the basics he learned in high school and college that are tools of his success.

Design students from Appalachian named 2015 SOURCE awards winners

Source Award Winners

PEACHTREE CITY, Georgia—Power management company Eaton, a 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, recently named Appalachian State University students Megan Everhart, Hazel Chang and Kaitlyn Hutchens as SOURCE Awards winners for their conceptual lighting design projects in the company’s 38th annual lighting design competition.

‘Blossom’ wins 11th annual Wilsonart Chair Design Competition

Competition challenged Appalachian State University students to design chairs inspired by their personal interpretation of regionalism in North Carolina.

NEW YORK—A visually arresting collection of one-of-a-kind chairs – each conceived and built with Wilsonart® Laminate by senior industrial design majors at Appalachian State University – will be showcased at the 2015 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), May 16-19 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York.

Race to Zero team named a finalist in national competition

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Race to Zero team was named one of four Grand Winner Finalists in the national Race to Zero competition held April 18-20. A total of 33 teams from across the United States and Canada participated in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) student design competition held at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado, April 18-20.