Appalachian Scene Archive
By Chris Shore; Beaver College of Health Sciences
BOONE—The Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University has received a $175,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation to support development of telehealth technology and programming to increase rural health training opportunities for future healthcare providers and improve the health and well-being of medically underserved rural communities.
BOONE—Professor Richard Prisco has been appointed interim chair of the newly created Department of Applied Design at Appalachian State University. The new department is a result of reorganization within the College of Fine and Applied Arts, which sought to increase opportunities for growth and concentrated focus in some of its most dynamic disciplines.
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.