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Research explores effects of a warming climate on the region’s Christmas tree industry

BOONE—Local Christmas tree farms are providing a backyard laboratory for Dr. Howard Neufeld, an Appalachian State University biology professor who is interested in how a warming climate might affect the tree industry’s future. The information he hopes to glean is important because it can help tree farmers make decisions regarding future plantings and farm locations.

A simple solution to a complex problem proves a winner at design competition

BOONE—Personal experience, creativity and the ability to simplify a complex problem have resulted in an award-winning project for two Appalachian State University industrial design majors in the Department of Technology and Environmental Design.

Engineering internship at NCCET helps high school students change a 6-year-old’s life

LENOIR—A high school internship at the N.C. Center for Engineering and Technology (NCCET) in Lenoir has helped a 6-year-old gain a hand.

Faculty Learning Community helps professors support students’ differing learning styles

BOONE—A group of faculty members at Appalachian State University has spent the past two years stepping out of their comfort zone to explore an approach to teaching that makes learning more accessible to students.

71 Appalachian students participate in 10th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium

BOONE—A total of 71 undergraduate Appalachian State University students representing 13 different departments/programs made research presentations at the 10th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium on the N.C. State University campus Nov. 22.

EPA P3 grant helps researchers at Appalachian explore affordable alternative energy options

BOONE—Making a living as the owner of a small farm can be a hit or miss proposition. Farm owners must battle the weather, pests and rising energy costs as they bring their crops to market.

Harris receives Distinguished Information Systems Educator Award

BOONE—Dr. Al Harris, a professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at Appalachian State University, has received the 2014 Distinguished Information Systems Educator Award from the Association of Information Technology Professionals Education Special Interest Group (AITP-EDSIG).

Appalachian selected for 21st Century Conservation Service Corps program

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s longtime partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway and other National Park Service units has led to the university’s inclusion in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Program (21CSC).

County to test its CodeRed Emergency Notification System Nov. 13

BOONE—The Watauga County Department of Communications & Emergency Services will conduct a county-wide test of its CodeRED Emergency Notification System on Thursday, Nov. 13.