Sustainable Technology

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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...

Senior Lecturer Jack Martin in Ludhiana, India with a Neelam Electric Rickshaw. Photo courtesy of Jack Martin

Appalachian professor works with Light Electric Vehicle Association to offer campus classes, training abroad
Apr 25, 2019

Jack Martin, senior lecturer in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment at Appalachian State University, has partnered with...

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,...

STBE Peru Study Abroad 2018

Appalachian’s international collaboration yields renewable solutions for Peru village
Mar 19, 2019

By Jan ToddPosted March 15, 2019 at 4:28 p.m.During summer 2018, a group of Appalachian State University students traversed Peru — from the hei...

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...

Ryan Gillespie 2017 Sustainable Technology

Sustainable Technology alumnus finds niche in sustainable transportation
Feb 6, 2019

Ryan Gillespie ’17 has always been passionate about what he calls “responsible transportation.” During his time as a student in the Department o...

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 ...

PV Trailer Built by PVII Class 2019 STBE Appstate

Sustainable Technology Photovoltaics II class collaborates with Applied Design faculty to build PV trailer
Jan 23, 2019

B. Summerville and C. Van Dyke | 18 Jan 2019In the summer of 2018, Cameron Van Dyke, Assistant Professor in the Applied Design Department, reached out...

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 ...