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Gifts & Grants Archive

Appalachian awarded more than $2.5 million from NSF for 12-state biodiversity database project

BOONE—Professor Zack E. Murrell is leading a multi-state, $2.545 million project to create a digitized database of more than 3 million plant specimens from across the Southeast.

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 $397,713 grant to continue Pakistani schools exchange program

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a third grant totaling $397,713 from the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, to continue an exchange project between public schools in Watauga County and Taxila, Pakistan.

Area students explore the world of engineering during Future Engineers’ Camps

HICKORY—More than 200 public school students are exploring engineering fields through the annual Future Engineers’ Camps held this summer at the North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) in Catawba County.

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.

Appalachian receives $183,000 grant to train international science and English teachers

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a $183,000 Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program grant to implement a training program designed to enhance the capacity of 20 teachers representing 17 countries to teach science and English. The program will run from Sept. 19 through Nov. 3.

Perry receives $494,000 NSF grant to study precipitation in the Andes Mountains

Watauga County teachers and Grandfather Mountain naturalists will assist in the research

BOONE—Baker Perry has been studying precipitation and climate change in the Andes for more than 15 years – even longer if you consider the time he spent as the child of rural health workers in Bolivia and Peru.

Rosen and Schaffel families make $1.2 million gift to An Appalachian Summer Festival

BOONE, NC—A $1.2 million commitment honoring the legacy of Arnold and Muriel Rosen will provide important support for classical music programming at An Appalachian Summer Festival, the annual summer arts celebration presented by Appalachian State University.

Campus dining facility named for university benefactor

BOONE—The facility known simply as “Central Dining Hall” by Appalachian State University students has been named for Appalachian State University Board of Trustees member and university benefactor Alice G. Roess of Blowing Rock.