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Inspiring the next generation

Women in STEM

From the researcher who first highlighted the health problems of secondhand smoke to the computer scientist who built the networks for the 1988 Nagano Olympics, women at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have achieved amazing feats in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

At Carolina, women are conducting groundbreaking research, addressing global challenges and making lasting impacts in their fields. They're also helping to inspire the next wave of researchers who will help answer and solve the world's toughest problems.

This Women's History Month, Carolina celebrates the women who are making history in STEM fields.
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Meet some of the women who are leading labs, starting companies, making life-changing breakthroughs and uncovering some of the universe's greatest mysteries.

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Leading the way