Our department features a broad array of programs spanning the fields of applied science and design. In addition to our successful academic concentrations, we have developed a reputation for innovative research in the areas of sustainable building practices, renewable energy, design, and applied technology. Our vision is to create "innovative solutions for a sustainable future." Our mission is to advance and apply knowledge within our respective disciplines to address societal needs. We accomplish this mission by:

  • Educating and mentoring students to consider multiple points of view, to solve problems creatively, and to make meaningful contributions in their fields
  • Conducting innovative research, design, and creative activities
  • Serving the local and global community through outreach, development, and leadership that improves the world in which we live

Study Abroad Destinations for Summer 2014

  • Italy - Documenting the Tuscan Landscape (Commercial Photography)
    John Latimer, latimerjs@appstate.edu
  • Costa Rica and Nicaragua - Sustainable Technology in the Coffee Fields of Costa Rica & Nicaragua (Appropriate Technology)
    Jim Houser, houserjb@appstate.edu
  • South Korea/Taiwan - Adventures in Sustainable Energy & Architecture (Appropriate Technology and Building Science)
    Ok-Youn Yu, yuo@appstate.edu
  • Peru - Ecological Building and Design in Peru (Building Science and Appropriate Technology)
    Lee Ball, balllf@appstate.edu
  • Belgium/Netherlands - Design in the Netherlands and Belgium (Industrial Design)
    Richard Elaver, elaverra@appstate.edu
  • England/France - Interior Design in London and Paris (Interior Design)
    Margot Olson, olsonma@appstate.edu
  • France/England - History and Analysis of Interiors and Architecture in France & England (Interior Design)
    Alex Poorman, poormanja@appstate.edu

Please contact Jeff Tiller for additional general information, at tillerjs@appstate.edu.


Members of Team Reciprocite'
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Appalachian State was selected as one of 20 international participants in the 2014 Solar Decathlon...
Chip Williams, Assistant Professor in Commercial Photography
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 11:21am
Chip Williams (Assistant Professor of Commercial Photography in TED) wrote the cover story for the...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 5:37pm
Three Deparment of Technology & Environmental Design undergraduate students...
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