News & Events

FedEx Research Project Competition Finalist Win for Instructors Sohad Abu-Elzait and Ram Poudel
Jun 15, 2022

Congratulations to our department instructors Sohad Abu-Elzait and Ram Poudel for recently leading STBE at App State as a finalist in  Round 1 of...

Honors Student Denise Renteria with Dr. Yu and Dr. Shirzad

Three Honors Students Successfully Defend Their Honors Thesis
Jun 3, 2022

Reflecting back on Spring 2022 semester's end, we'd like to announce that three of our undergraduate students in the Honors program defended their Dep...

App State Team Wins 2nd Place Division of Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition
May 31, 2022

Coming in recently as 2nd  place Division winners of the Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition (DOE), our Solar Team was recognized as...

Rob Howard Named Plug-In NC Ambassador
May 31, 2022

One of our building science lecturers, Rob Howard, became a Plug-in NC ambassador in 2019 and is a long-time advocate for the adoption of electric veh...

Department Proudly Graduates Seven Students with M.S. in Technology
May 27, 2022

Our department congratulates the seven graduate students who graduated in May, 2022 with an M.S. in Technology. These outstanding and award-winning st...

Leni Sinke

Graduate Student Spotlight: Leni Sinke
Mar 27, 2022

Leni Sinke is a graduate student in the Appropriate Technology program within the Department⁠ of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environme...

NEXUS Project NCDA grant

NEXUS Project NCDA grant
Feb 1, 2022

The NEXUS research team has received a North Carolina Department of Agriculture Bioenergy Research Initiative grant for $76,396.  This two-year p...

adaptable solar shades used in a research project

Adaptable Solar Shades Installed
Jan 27, 2022

Graduate students Jackson Sloan and Dani Stockman constructed adaptable solar shades for one of Dr. Foroughi's research projects. The aim is to study ...

Mikayla Posey

Mikayla Posey
Nov 22, 2021

Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment Endowed Scholarship(developed by the STBE Advisory Council)Mikayla Posey"This scholarship has allowed...

3rd place trophy for the Suburban Single Family Division of the 2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

Appalachian Students Place 3rd in Their Division at the 2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge
Jun 23, 2021

Building Science students were selected as finalists in the 2021 U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Design Challenge April. Undertaking thi...