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Heinen receives NOAA Hollings Scholarship

BOONE—Laura Heinen’s passion for environmental research has garnered attention from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The sophomore geology major at Appalachian State University has received a NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year.

Batchelor receives NYC’s Explorer’s Club grant

BOONE—Cameron Batchelor of Raleigh, a junior geology major at Appalachian State University, has been awarded a $2,000 Youth Activity Grant from the Explorer’s Club in New York City to conduct fieldwork in Mongolia this summer.

Stream restorations sometimes miss intended goals, professors say

BOONE—Stream restoration projects have become a multibillion dollar industry. But do the projects always yield the desired results or can they create a false image of stream and landscape protection?

Appalachian geology professors collect evidence of mass extinction that occurred in Central Asia

BOONE—Members of a U.N.-sponsored research team with members from Appalachian State University’s Department of Geology have found evidence for catastrophic oceanographic events associated with climate change and a mass extinction 375 million years ago that devastated tropical marine ecosystems.

Appalachian professor part of research team studying southern California earthquake faults

BOONE—An Appalachian State University geophysicist is part of a team updating data on an area of southern California recently designated as a special fault study area because of its potential for a significant earthquake.

Appalachian’s Department of Geology web page provides information about the area’s recent earthquake

BOONE—Want to learn about the M2.9 earthquake that briefly shook parts of Watauga County on Aug. 25?

Cowan to study earth systems in the Gulf of Alaska

BOONE—Geologist Ellen Cowan is part of an international team of scientists that will spend two months at sea studying climate change and earth systems in the Gulf of Alaska.

Carmichael receives Duncan Faculty Enrichment and Teaching Fellowship

BOONE—A science professor who teaches how rocks, minerals and plant types in ancient coal swamps have shaped a region’s social and political history and influenced legislation in the U.S. has been honored for innovative teaching at Appalachian State University.

Program on the facts about evolution presented May 2

BOONE—Evolution can be a hot topic. Dr. Jerry A. Coyne from the University of Chicago will present facts about the science of evolution May 2 at Appalachian State University. His talk, “Why evolution is true and why Americans deny it,” will begin at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom. The public is invited.