2020-2021 CSS Distinguished Scholars Announced
The Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program recently announced the 2020-2021 recipients of the CSS Distinguished Scholar Awards. These awards recognize exceptional third- and fourth-year scholars who truly exemplify the program’s core values of academic excellence, undergraduate research, inclusion, and community and go the extra mile to show that excellence is possible.
Senior Charlie Helms (CSS 5), a computer science major from Fayetteville, NC, was honored as the first CSS Distinguished Service Scholar for his significant contributions to student life and mentorship at UNC. He co-founded the student organization Black in Technology, a computer science organization that fosters mentorship, support and funding for black students who are interested in technology. He also serves as the professional development chair for the Minority Business Student Alliance, a pre-college mentor for Upward Bound, and a leader in Xcel, a peer mentorship program for STEM students. This award will be made annually to a senior who demonstrates significant leadership in service to the Carolina and Chapel Hill communities.
Congratulations to all of our 2020-2021 Distinguished Scholars!
Cohort Five (UNC '21):
Cohort Six (UNC '22):
Daniela Hercules Alfaro