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At Appalachian State University, research, scholarship, and creative activity are fundamental to the mission of the university. Research, scholarship, and the production or performance of creative work - like teaching and service - are crucial to both the institution and the region that it serves. Through their work, Appalachian's faculty, students, and staff expand the boundaries of their academic disciplines, discover answers to real world questions, enhance the quality of life in the region, enrich the K-16 classroom experience, and contribute to economic development.

Featured Stories

Appalachian astronomer helps discover asteroid’s ring system

Appalachian astronomer helps discover asteroid’s ring system

Appalachian State University Professor Joseph Pollock was part of the team of astronomers that made the discovery of the first ring system around an asteroid. The asteroid, named Chariklo, was found to have two rings. Chariklo orbits the Sun between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus. Learn more>>

Maison Reciprocity row house design ranks 9th in Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

Maison Reciprocity row house design ranks 9th in Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

Maison Reciprocity, Appalachian’s net-zero energy house designed in collaboration with Université d’Angers, comes in 9th place at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014. Learn more>>

Student’s design leads to cash award and potential business

Student’s design leads to cash award and potential business

A design for a therapeutic glove that could help improve dexterity and grip strength for children and adults has resulted in a $15,000 award to an interdisciplinary team of Appalachian State University students. Learn more>>

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

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

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. Learn more>>

Office of Research News

The Office of Research updates faculty, staff and students on opportunities for receiving external research funds, as well as to highlight the success of campus grant-writers ... Learn more

Creative Endeavors in the Visual & Performing Arts