Graduate Program

Appalachian State University Campus

AppState Featured as a Top School for Renewable Energy Programs
May 1, 2019

Prestigious universities like Stanford, Duke, Boston University and MIT have renowned alternative energy programs with cutting-edge technology and glo...

Dr. Marie Hoepfl, professor in Appalachian's Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, has been honored with the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award.

Dr. Marie Hoepfl honored with Appalachian’s Graduate Faculty Award
Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Marie Hoepfl, professor and graduate program director for the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, has been awarded the...

Lena Burkett Masters 2015

Lena Burkett (Class of 2015) uses research results to solve industry issues at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Mar 21, 2019

On a Post-It note stuck to the wall of her office, Lena Burkett has written one of her aims in life: “Cut every American’s utility bill in half,...

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Maria Kingery

Solar Coaster... Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Maria Kingery
Mar 19, 2019

Maria's lecture will be about her life on the "solar coaster." She will talk about starting early in the solar industry to evolving into a place where...

Solar Decathlon Finalist Preparation 2019 IDEX Team

IDEXlab Teams Named Finalists for 2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge
Mar 1, 2019

On February 27, two teams of IDEXlab students from Appalachian State University were selected as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2019 S...

Lisa Poger, North Carolina Electric Transportation Manager at Duke Energy

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Lisa Poger, North Carolina Electric Transportation Manager at Duke Energy
Feb 5, 2019

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Lisa Poger, North Carolina Electric Transportation Manager at Duke EnergyElectric Vehicle Strategies for ...

Installed Homebiogas digester

Cooking with Home Biogas
Nov 28, 2018

The Nexus research group with help from students in the Biofuels Technology course have installed a unique small-scale biodigester to convert organic ...

Appalachian alumnus Bill Pfleger

Appalachian alumnus Bill Pfleger explores ‘The New Energy Landscape’ through microgrid technology
Nov 27, 2018

BOONE, N.C. — During the kick-off talk in Appalachian State University’s fall 2018 Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Alumni Edition, Bill Pfleger...

Duke Energy Landon Williams

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Duke Energy: Utility Initiatives for a Low Carbon Future
Nov 19, 2018

Landon Williams, Senior Public Engagement Specialist at Duke EnergyDuke Energy: Utility Initiatives for a Low Carbon FutureMonday, November 26 | 4:00 ...

Betty's Biscuits PV Design with STBE Appstate

Appropriate Tech grad student helps local food truck go solar
Nov 13, 2018

Boone, NC - Local restauranteur, Tina Houston, operates a successful food truck, Betty's Biscuits. Until this past sunny, late fall Sunday, she powere...