Aug. 28, 2012. Senior NASA scientist Dr. Dorothy K. Hall will present a talk Friday, Sept. 14, at Appalachian State University and on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Grandfather Mountain. Her talk Sept. 14 is titled “Using Satellite Data to Study Interconnections of Earth Systems” and will be at 3 p.m. in the Chemistry, Astronomy and Physics Building at ASU.
Aug. 9, 2012. An Appalachian State University professor has been selected to participate on an expert panel being convened by NASA to help address problems of muscle and bone density loss on long space missions. Dr. N. Travis Triplett, director of the exercise science program in the College of Health Sciences’ Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science at Appalachian, will help review research related to currently available exercise equipment that is being used for earth-based studies of micro-gravity.
May 17, 2012. Appalachian State University received $90,000 from N.C. Space Grant Consortium for the 2012-13 academic year, $40,000 of which will support graduate and undergraduate research scholarships. Undergraduates James Phillips and Joshua Kelley will use their N.C. Space Grant funding to conduct research at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Electrostatics and Surface Physics Laboratory.