We connect, support and amplify research throughout Appalachian State on the environment, energy, economics, and the equity that must underpin them in sustainable solutions and all of their complex intersections. We increase research capacity and impact, elevate AppState's profile and collaborative opportunities and lead in strategic priority areas of sustainability research.

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RIEEE celebrates new NSF center award, ramps up research development efforts

On September 9th, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced six new science and technology centers (STCs) and, for the first time, Appalachian S...

Students Conduct Influential Climate Change Research

Dr. Gregg Marland, who holds a dual appointment with the Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics and the Department of...

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Recipients of RIEEE Summer Student Scholars Program announced

RIEEE is piloting a Summer Student Scholars program in an effort to create and enhance meaningful student research experiences supported by the instit...

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