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We are meant to serve the public and serve the people of North Carolina. Our student population should reflect the state that we serve. Access to opportunities in STEM and trying to help students who want to do STEM is a big part of our mission as a university.
Thomas Freeman, the director of the Chancellor’s Science Scholars and an associate professor of chemistry.
Despite having many strong women of color to look to for mentorship in other areas, I never saw someone who looked like me in a STEM field, which made it so much harder for me to commit to pursuing that in college. I had to become the representation I wished to see.
Yolanda Simpson, a Carolina senior and Chancellor’s Science Scholar
A lot of students of color and minorities in STEM can slip through the cracks. More than anything, I think the Chancellor’s Science Scholars shows students like me that we belong in science and we deserve to be here.
Paloma Ruiz, a Carolina senior and Chancellor’s Science Scholar