2022-23

Leslie Aguirre

Wake County Public School System

Holly Springs High School

Fellowship Project

Biogen Foundation Young Scientist Research Challenge

Mentor

Tracy Ahrens, Biogen

Sponsor

Biogen Foundation


Lisa Atkins

Stokes County Schools

Sandy Ridge Elementary School

Fellowship Project

North Carolina Beef

Mentors
DeShon Cromartie, Dana Marshall, Jimmy Dalton, Ryan Clark, Heather Willoughby, and Lendy Johnson

Sponsors

NC Farm Bureau Federation, Stokes County Farm Bureau and Ag in the Classroom


Nichole Efird

Cherokee Central Schools (Qualla Boundary)

Cherokee Elementary School

Fellowship Project

Building Healthy Communities with ASAP

Mentor

Jennifer Trippe, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)

Sponsor

Dogwood Health Trust


Shannon Hardy

Wake County

The Exploris School (charter)

Fellowship Project

Biogen Foundation Young Scientist Research Challenge

Mentors

Brian Healy and Richard Staub, IQVIA

Sponsor

Biogen Foundation


Dorothy Holley

Johnston County Schools

West Johnston High School

Fellowship Project

Biogen Foundation Young Scientist Research Challenge

Mentors

Brian Healy and Richard Staub, IQVIA

Sponsor

Biogen Foundation


Karen Kyei-Fordjour

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

William A. Hough High School

Fellowship Project

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Teacher Leadership Cluster

Mentor

Mark Rohlinger, Bosch-Rexroth 

Sponsor

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools


Emily Lahr

Greene County Schools

Greene Central High School

Fellowship Project

STEM East Diversity and Equity in STEM Asset Mapping Project

Mentors

Bruce Middleton, STEM East and Alfred Mays, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Sponsor

Burroughs Wellcome Fund


Jennifer Lilly

Camden County Schools

Camden Early College High School

Fellowship Project

Northeastern NC Computational Thinking/Computer Science

Mentor

Rick Evans, TCOM, L.P.

Sponsor

NC Department of Public Instruction


Annie McEntyre

Rutherford County Schools

East Rutherford High School

Fellowship Project

Building Sustainability and Community with American Zinc Products

Mentor

Mia Chapman, AZP

Sponsor

American Zinc Products


Charles Mikesell

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Davidson K-8

Fellowship Project

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Teacher Leadership Cluster

Mentor

Dawn Braswell, Siemens Energy 

Sponsor

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools


Ryan Miller

Chowan County

Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advanced Technologies (charter)

Fellowship Project

Northeastern NC Computational Thinking/Computer Science Fellowship

Mentor

Red Hat, Muhammad Arif

Sponsor

NC Department of Public Instruction


Kathryn Moses

Jackson County School District

Jackson Community School

Fellowship Project

Building Healthy Communities with ASAP

Mentor

Jennifer Trippe, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)

Sponsor

Dogwood Health Trust


Alicia Moss

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

JM Alexander Middle School

Fellowship Project

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Teacher Leadership Cluster

Mentor

 Audrey Rorrer, Ebony Worthey and William Tolone of UNCC

Sponsor

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools


Cherilyn Murray

Wake County Public School System

North Wake College & Career Academy

Fellowship Project

Biogen Foundation Young Scientist Research Challenge

Mentors

Brian Healy and Richard Staub, IQVIA

Sponsor

Biogen Foundation


Courtney Najdek

Henderson County Schools

Hendersonville Middle School

Fellowship Project

Western NC Meta Fellowship

Mentor

Joele Emma, Asheville Greenworks

Sponsor

Meta


April Parrott

Cherokee Central Schools (Qualla Boundary)

Cherokee High School

Fellowship Project

Building Healthy Communities with ASAP

Mentor

Jennifer Trippe, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)

Sponsor

Dogwood Health Trust


Jill Ray

Wake County Public School System

Vernon Malone College & Career Academy

Fellowship Project

Biogen Foundation Young Scientist Research Challenge

Mentor

Tracy Ahrens, Biogen

Sponsor

Biogen Foundation


Anita Rubino-Thomas

Currituck County Schools

Currituck High School

Fellowship Project

Northeastern NC Computational Thinking/Computer Science Fellowship

Mentor

Red Hat, Muhammad Arif

Sponsor

NC Department of Public Instruction


Emily Simpson

Wake County Public School System

Athens Drive Magnet High School

Fellowship Project

Memories and Fruit Flies

Mentor

Dr. Toshi Hige

Sponsor

UNC-Chapel Hill


Lindsey Stalls

Pitt County Schools

Eastern Elementary School

Fellowship Project

Northeastern NC Computational Thinking/Computer Science Fellowship

Mentors
Batt Masterson and David Catt, Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.

Sponsor

NC Department of Public Instruction


Jennifer Taylor

Polk County Schools

Polk County Middle School

Fellowship Project

Western NC Meta Fellowship

Mentor

Carol Steen, Biltmore Farms

Sponsor

Meta


Mindy Thornlow

Randolph County Schools

Trinity High School

Fellowship Project

EmPowering STEM with Randolph EMC and North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives

Mentors

Nicole Arnold, Michael Trent, Lindsey Davis, and Hailey Rodriguez

Sponsor

Randolph EMC and North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives


William Tyson

Beaufort County Schools

Washington High School

Fellowship Project

Northeastern NC Computational Thinking/Computer Science Fellowship

Mentor

Red Hat, Muhammad Arif

Sponsor

NC Department of Public Instruction


Emily Willey

Cherokee County

The Learning Center Charter School

Fellowship Project

Building Healthy Communities with ASAP

Mentor

Jennifer Trippe, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)

Sponsor

Dogwood Health Trust