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Upcoming Activities/Events

Upcoming Events                                                                                                                      

  • Oct. 6-8 - Space Apps Challenge at PARI
  • Oct. 14 - Partial Solar Eclipse (Jackson Campus, Balsam Center Parking Lot); 11 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
  • Nov. 30 - JCEC STEAM Night (Jackson Campus, Burrell Conference Center)


Yearly Events

Space Apps

The NASA International Space Apps Challenge is an international hackathon for coders, scientists, builders and more! It is an annual, worldwide event where teams work with NASA's data to address real-world issues both on Earth and in space! 

Appalachian State University Student Summer Research Experience

The ASU Summer Research Experience is an event through the month of June for community college students ages 18 or older on ASU's campus. Room and board are covered, so the experience is free for students! Students will also receive a stipend of $250, and funds are available to assist in travelling to and from Boone. Student researchers will spend four weeks in a dorm on ASU's campus as they work with faculty doing research in either mathematics, physics or astronomy. In addition to conducting their own research and learning about the research of other faculty, students will have downtime to explore campus and the greater Boone area with opportunities to enjoy hiking or paddling down the river! Please contact Matt Cass for more information.

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