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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

Students and professors part of NASA-funded Goddard Space Flight Center project

Students and professors part of NASA-funded Goddard Space Flight Center project

Three Appalachian State University engineering physics majors have been selected to work with Goddard Space Flight Center scientists on a two-year, nearly $300,000 project funded by NASA's Smallsat Technology Development Program. Learn more>>

A little exercise goes a long way to prevent disease in children

A little exercise goes a long way to prevent disease in children

Studies by the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis prove that when kids increase their level of physical activity, they experience positive health benefits quickly. Benefits include less body fat, increased muscular strength and reduced risk factors for major diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other metabolic and lifestyle-related disorders. Learn more>>

McCorkindale awarded 2013-14 social media research grant

McCorkindale awarded 2013-14 social media research grant

Tina McCorkindale, assistant professor of communication at Appalachian State University, has been awarded a grant from the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication at Pennsylvania State University for 2013-14. The $6,000 grant will support a collaborative project that focuses on ethics in corporate social responsibility and social media. Learn more>>

Ryland Bradley, left, and Margo Pray with their mentor Dr. Sue Edwards

Research partners benefit from working with professor

Dr. Sue Edwards uses “brilliant” and “stellar” to describe research students Margo Pray and Ryland Bradley who took a lead role in working on her molecular biology research funded by the National Science Foundation. Learn more>>

Read the Office of Research Blog

The Office of Research writes a blog to update 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