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Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment Archive

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.

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.

Appropriate technology presentations held Nov. 19 and 21

BOONE—Representatives from companies involved with solar energy technologies will speak Nov. 19 and 21 at Appalachian State University. Their presentations are sponsored by The Sustainable Energy Society and the appropriate technology program in the Department of Technology and Environmental Design.

Appalachian’s commercial photography program is featured in national photo publication

BOONE—Former students and an assistant professor in the commercial photography program in Appalachian State University’s Department of Technology and Environmental Design were recently featured in the fall 2014 print and online edition of PDNedu (Photo District News), the magazine for emerging photographers and photo educators.

Award-winning furniture design grew from a grandfather’s encouragement

BOONE—Rebecca Goddard’s award-winning furniture design is as much a tribute to her late grandfather as it is an acknowledgment of her talents.

Interior design student wins lighting design competition

BOONE—Hazel Chang hasn’t visited Kenya, but her interior design skills and creative imagination have resulted in an award-winning lighting design concept for a Nairobi restaurant that captures a sense of Kenyan culture.

Solar energy products and developments discussed Sept. 17

BOONE—New solar energy products and developments will be discussed Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Appalachian State University. The free presentation in Room 17 in Harper Hall is the first in a biweekly series on renewable energy organized and hosted by the Sustainable Energy Society and appropriate technology program at Appalachian.

Taylor named interim chair of Appalachian’s Department of Technology and Environmental Design

BOONE—Dr. Jerianne Taylor has been named interim chair of the Department of Technology and Environmental Design at Appalachian State University for the 2014-15 academic year. Taylor, an associate professor in the department, will serve while a search is conducted to replace former chairman Jeff Tiller, who is returning to his faculty position in the department.