Dr. Caroline Smith, Associate Professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Health and Exercise Science, has received the 2021 University of North Carolina Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award. She is pictured in the environmental chamber of the Thermal and Microvascular Physiology Laboratory in App State’s Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences. The chamber can be used to simulate different environments by changing the temperature, humidity, and oxygen concentration — allowing researchers to measure cardiovascular, sweating, and skin blood flow responses of subjects.
“Dr. Smith’s focus on engaging her students in real-world research makes her an exemplar for our campus,” said App State Chancellor Sheri Everts. “I applaud Dr. Smith and the expert faculty at App State like her, who adapted and thrived this year amid the challenges presented by a global pandemic, and I am proud to see her work recognized by the Board of Governors.”