Faculty & Graduate Student Research Services Fair

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This event will highlight the vast array of resources available at Appalachian State University to support YOUR research, scholarship and creative endeavors.  Registration (optional)

1:00 – 1:15 pm     Welcome – Mary Reichel, Dean of Libraries and Edelma Huntley, Dean of Research and Graduate Studies

1:15 – 1:30 pm     Importance of Scholarship at Appalachian – Michael Mayfield, Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education 

1:30 – 2:00 pm     Lightning Rounds introduction by Edelma Huntley, Dean of Research and Graduate Studies

Faculty will briefly speak about various campus resources/services that support their scholarship.

  • Baker Perry, Geography and Planning
  • Tracie M. Salinas, Mathematical Sciences
  • Todd Hartman, Government & Justice Studies
  • Sara Carmichael, Geology
  • Tom Hansell, Documentary Film Services
  • Twila Wingrove, Psychology

2:00 – 2:05 pm    Introduction of Participants in the Service Fair: Holly Hirst, Associate Dean of  Research and Graduate Studies

2:05 – 3:00 pm     Services Fair (Representatives from each of the areas listed below will be available to consult on how their services can support your research and creative activities.)

Appalachian Survey Research Lab
The Appalachian Survey Research Lab (AppSRL) conducts public opinion research about social, political, and economic issues, both regionally and nationally. We support survey research for ASU faculty, staff, and students; researchers at other academic institutions; local, state, and federal agencies; and others working in the public interest. We have the ability to field multi-mode surveys to reach respondents by telephone, mail, and/or Internet. For telephone surveys, we utilize Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) techniques and can finish most large-N studies within 6-8 weeks.
Contact: Todd Hartman 

Belk Library & Information Commons
Appalachian's Belk Library supports the teaching, learning and research needs of the University's students, faculty, and staff.  Our mission is to deliver exceptional services and collections to assist those who pursue knowledge.
Contact: Megan Johnson

Center for Economic Research & Policy Analysis
The Survey Research Program provides CERPA critical capacity to conduct research and analyses on current social and economic issues. Survey research has contributed to a number of CERPA projects, such as estimating the benefits of arts and culture in local economies, assessing the preferences for off-shore wind turbines in North Carolina, and investigating the impacts of scenic highway designations. CERPA maintains a computer assisted telephone survey laboratory, while also having the ability to conduct mail- and web-based surveys.
Contact: Todd Cherry

College of Arts & Sciences Animal Facility
The College of Arts & Sciences Animal Facility offers opportunities in research and education for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. The Facility provides vertebrate animal husbandry and Facility maintenance. The office of research operations manager is available for protocol consultation.
Contact : Monique Eckerd 

Community Based Research
Research at Appalachian is much more than microscopes and lab coats. In fact, much of our current research focuses on making valuable contributions to the social and economic well-being of our state, region, nation and world. Community-based research is a unique form of learning at Appalachian that directly collaborates with the community to answer questions and solve problems.
Contact: Todd Mortensen

Faculty and Academic Development
Faculty and Academic Development promotes success in scholarly endeavors through several programs. Professional Writing retreats and faculty learning communities assist faculty in completing high-quality manuscripts. Our website and the SoTL Faculty Learning Community assist faculty in designing, implementing, and disseminating their Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The Faculty Learning Community in Grant Writing facilitates the completion of competitive applications for external funding. 
Contact: Kate Brinko

Institute for Health and Human Services
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services, within the College of Health Sciences, serves as a valuable resource for ASU students, faculty and the regional community.  In addition to contributing to the advancement of knowledge through research, BCBS IHHS also fosters training and service collaborations and provides innovative clinical services with an interdisciplinary focus. Research services include state of the art facilities for participant interviewing and observation, free parking for study participants, expertise in administrative and budgetary grant obligations, assistance with study design and participant recruitment, data collection instruments with real-time feedback for focus testing and faculty research stipends to jump-start innovative multidisciplinary research.
Contact: Mary Sheryl Horine

Learning Technology Services
Learning Technology Services offers hands-on workshops for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, including a 3-part Workshop Series: Preparing Manuscripts designed to help you complete a paper, thesis, dissertation, or manuscript to meet the requirements of the school or publisher using Microsoft Word.
Contact: Mark Suggs

Mountaineer Printing
Mountaineer Printing is a local student-run print shop, striving to meet the printing needs of the Appalachian community. We offer several printing services including digital, offset, flexography, screen, and other printing processes.
Contact: Thomas Reeves

Appalachian scholars, who want to gain a wider audience for their research and hence greater impact, should consider participating in NC Digital Online Collection of Knowledge and Scholarship (NC DOCKS), a statewide digital repository of scholarly work and managed locally by Belk Library. NC DOCKS contains full text articles.  Materials added to NC DOCKS have a dependable URL, are indexed by Google and are freely available to scholars and researchers worldwide. Researchers can also submit their data sets.  This is especially useful for investigators preparing grant proposals for the National Science Foundation (NSF) which requires a data management plan for the research and data. 
Contact: Allan Scherlen

Office of International Education and Development
The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) encourages and supports research abroad. It can assist those seeking to conduct research overseas by providing information about institutions and organizations with which Appalachian has an affiliation and by pointing to potential sources of financial support for individual or collaborative projects.
Contact: Ken Lewandoski 

 Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Emergency Management
The Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Emergency Management (EHS&EM) supports the academic mission of the university through safety and health training, environmental monitoring, OSHA and EPA regulatory compliance, risk analysis and reduction, and emergency management.  The Office strives to partner with faculty to make Appalachian a safer and more resilient institution by recognizing and reducing risks in the learning and research environment.
Contact: Kevin Madsen

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
What are sponsored programs? This phrase refers to any scholarly, professional, and creative activities conducted with support from external funding like grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. Grants Resources & Services and the Office of Sponsored Programs provide a continuum of services to support the development and submission of proposals for extramural funding.
Contacts: Pollyanne Frantz, Amy Love, and Charna Howson

Office of Research Protections /IRB/Radiation /Biosafety
The Office of Research Protections facilitates research and creative endeavors by administering programs that provide ethical and regulatory oversight of research involving human participants, animals, recombinant DNA, radioactive materials and export control regulations. The Office strives to support innovation and commercialization of research to promote the University's mission of transmitting and applying knowledge to address the needs of society.
Contact: Julie Taubman

Office of Student Research and the Graduate School 
OSR and The Cratis D. Williams Graduate School provide support for undergraduate and graduate student research in the form of funding for research costs and for travel for dissemination of research. The Office of Student Research manages a portal for all funding opportunities for student proposal submission. A number of requests for proposals are announced each semester and OSR applications are accepted on a monthly basis.
In addition, the Graduate School offers professional development for graduate students through workshops on scholarly research writing and thesis/dissertation preparation. OSR hosts the Annual ASU Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors Day every April.
Contacts: Holly Hirst and Alan Utter

Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE)
The Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE) enhances research opportunities for faculty and students whose interests are associated with environmental science, renewable energy and economics. The Institute serves as an umbrella organization for three centers, including the Energy Center, the Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis, and the proposed Southern Appalachian Environmental Research and Education Center.  These units represent the three major elements of research and educational outreach concerning the environment, energy, and economics. 
Contact: John Pine

University Documentary Film Services:
The mission of the University Documentary Film Services is to teach, engage in, and present documentary work grounded in collaborative local and global partnerships that use photography, film/video, audio, and narrative writing to capture and convey memory, life, research, theory, and culture.  University Documentary Film Services provides information and support for faculty/grad students producing documentaries; offers classroom instruction and workshops about basic documentary skills; and archives and disseminates campus documentary projects.
Contact: Beth Davison

William C. and Ruth Ann Dewel Microscopy Facility
College of Arts & Sciences (Dewel-CAS) Microscopy Facility provides light microscopy, laser scanning confocal microscopy, and electron microscopy equipment and technical support to ASU and Appalachian Communities.
Contact: Guichuan Hou

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