Psychology major Tim Hines will start a doctoral program in biomedical sciences this fall at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Twice he has presented research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research – an honor not many students achieve – and he says those experience made him more confident about his research and its significance.
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.
Alicia Woock, a May 2012 graduate of Appalachian State University, is starting her professional career with a prestigious two-year internship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. She credits her research opportunities in Appalachian’s chemistry labs for getting her there.
Every morning, 13-year old Nelson Crispin takes a short walk from his home at 13,800 feet through frosty fields to record climate data collected by instruments installed in the Cordillera Vilcanota mountain range in Peru.
In 2012, Appalachian’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program engaged 322 faculty, staff and students in service opportunities in 18 U.S. locations, as well as in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru and Jamaica.
Chemistry major Chris Eubanks is also one of 30 students selected to participate in the National Conferences for Undergraduate Research held in Odgen, Utah, March 29-31, 2012. This is the highest number of Appalachian ever accepted into NCUR, which typically rejects 40 percent of the nationwide submissions.