SILS works with 100 Black Men of Charlotte to introduce high school students to UNC

November 5, 2018

Students and mentors visit the BeAM
Space in Murray Hall.

The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) collaborated with the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte organization to bring dozens of STEM high school students from Charlotte to UNC-Chapel Hill for the day. The group of 58 students and mentors arrived in the morning and came to Manning Hall to hear about research, projects, and career possibilities from SILS Associate Professor Jaime Arguello, Computer Science Professor Gary Bishop, and Assistant Professor Derrick Matthews from the Gillings School of Public Health. 

After lunch, they toured the Gillings Innovation Labs in Rosenau Hall and the BeAM (Be A Maker) Space in Murray Hall. The visit grew out of a conversation between SILS Dean Gary Marchionini and Bernard Felder, a member of the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte and father of recent SILS graduate Justyn Felder (BSIS ’18).   

See more photos from the visit in the SILS' Flickr album.