Dr. Steve Hageman, center, on the deck of the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Science’s research vessel with his paleontology students from Appalachian State University in the spring of 2018. Hageman and the team examined invertebrate organisms dredged from the seafloor near Atlantic Beach and Morehead City. Photo submitted

Dr. Steve Hageman, professor of geology in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, which is housed in Appalachian State University's College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a 2018–19 Fulbright Scholar Program award to study the effects of global warming on marine polar Arctic organisms through the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

“I am honored and grateful to be the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship this year. Many people do not realize that the Fulbright program is organized, administered and funded by the U.S. State Department,” he said. “Fulbright’s primary mission is diplomacy, which happens naturally when people have the opportunity to get together to work toward solving a shared problem.”

Hageman also received a Fulbright award in 2006–07, which allowed him to work in marine and genetics labs in Croatia to learn new research methods in evolutionary biology and paleobiology.

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Originally posted June 22, 2018. Written by Mary Giunca.

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