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APPLES Service-Learning Initiative, Pandemic-Style

October 23, 2020

By Shatera McNair, APPLES Service-Learning Program Assistant In high school, Gargi Dixit volunteered with Young Women in Bio and Kids Are Scientists Too, which both focus on expanding STEM resources for students. When Dixit enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill, leaders in … Continued

Meet Bryan Fellow Rida Bayraktar

October 16, 2020

Carolina sophomore Rida Bayraktar founded Pink STREAM to educate, motivate, empower and inspire kindergarten through eighth-grade girls in science, technology, robotics, engineering, arts and math. By Korie Dean, University Communications, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020   As a young girl, Carolina … Continued

Advocating for Survivors

July 23, 2020

Rising senior Aida Al-Akhdar is interning at the Compass Center, helping the organization establish Orange County’s new domestic violence shelter and serving as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence. By Brandon Bieltz, University Communications One-in-three women and one-in-five men … Continued

Learning and Growing: APPLES Alternative Spring Break 2020

April 22, 2020

Written by Serah Lee ‘20 On this year’s spring break, before the travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders for COVID-19, 50 Carolina students took advantage of their vacation time to participate in APPLES Alternative Spring Breaks. Participants chose from among five … Continued