The Department of Technology at Appalachian State University features a broad array of programs spanning the fields of applied science and design. It has developed a reputation for innovative research in the areas of sustainable building practices, renewable energy, design, and applied technology. The Department's mission is to advance and apply knowledge within its respective disciplines to address societal needs.

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