Reed Gurchiek, a graduate student in Exercise Science, was selected as recipient of the 2016 American College of Sports Medicine - Biomechanics Interest Group Student Research Award. This award recognizes exemplar achievements by promising young scientists in the field of biomechanics. Reed, along with his advisor, Dr. Herman van Werkhoven, researched the feasibility of using smartphone sensors to track impact loading during physical activity. The use of smartphone sensors to track impact is a potential cost-effective means to ensure forces experience by the body remains at optimal levels during physical activity. Reed presented his research poster at the annual ACSM conference held in Boston this summer. This research was funded by a University Research Council grant.
The Appalachian State University campus is currently operating under NORMAL conditions.
Posted at 5:46am on December 12, 2017.
Winter Weather Advisory
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Watauga County, NC between 4 am Tuesday, December 12 until 7 am Wednesday, December 13. This includes Appalachian State University. Up to 3 inches of snow can be expected. Be prepared for cold temperatures, wind chill values below zero by early Wednesday morning, and blowing snow. Use caution while traveling.
Posted at 5:08pm on December 11, 2017 via Blackboard Connect.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Watauga County, NC between 4 am Tuesday, December 12 until 7 am Wednesday, December 13. This includes Appalachian State University. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph can be expected. Be alert for falling tree limbs/trees. Be prepared for reduced visibility caused by blowing snow, along with isolated power outages.
Posted at 5:01pm on December 11, 2017 via Blackboard Connect.