Appalachian State University's Center for Analytics Research and Education (CARE) has received a $25,000 grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBiotech).
The study, Building a Blockchain-Enabled Honey Traceability System, will be led by CARE Director Joseph Cazier, a professor of information systems in Appalachian's Walker College of Business.
Dr. Cazier will work with CARE associate research fellow Max Rünzel, MS, MA, CARE technology director Ed Hassler, Ph.D., and CARE data privacy advisor Lewis Alexander, J.D. on the project.
"The grant will allow the center to test writing and retrieving bee data to and from the Blockchain," said Dr. Cazier. "We aim to prove that a traceability system for honey can be built using this technology."
NCBiotech grants fill critical funding gaps along the innovation continuum - from building university infrastructure to supporting early stage development of university inventions to help move technology toward commercialization. Learn more.
About the Center for Analytics Research and Education (CARE)
The Center for Analytics Research and Education (CARE) at Appalachian State University utilizes analytics to promote positive behavioral change in the world and do Analytics for Good. Housed in the Walker College of Business, the center enhances the reputation of the university by seeking out projects that have a positive impact on society and avoiding those that would have a negative impact. Big data is inherently interdisciplinary, and CARE faculty work to further research in the areas of sustainability, education, health and wellness, human resource science, and economic development, among others. Learn more at care.business.appstate.edu.