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D. Jason Miller, associate professor in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, facilitates a design thinking workshop with the Holland Fellows encouraging them to think outside the box while developing business plans and solutions to eliminate plastic waste. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Collaborative design thinking workshop focuses on eliminating plastic waste
Mar 29, 2019

Education at Appalachian State University means preparing students to live as engaged global citizens working to create a sustainable future for all. ...

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...

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...

Life Village Concept

LIFE Village funds collaboration with Appalachian to design homes for adults with autism
Feb 13, 2019

BOONE, N.C. — After the successful completion of an off-the-shelf tiny home for nonprofit LIFE Village Inc. by students in Appalachian State Univers...

Studio IV Student Review of Work

Studio IV Goes to the Borderlands
Feb 13, 2019

In an attempt to engage current events, students in TEC 4748 Architectural Design Studio IV explored the necessity for and conflicts between the compl...

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...