Katelyn Greene, a fourth-year Biomedical Engineering PhD student advised by Ashley Weaver, PhD, has been named a 2021 Bouchet Honor Society Scholar. She will be inducted into the society during a virtual ceremony conducted at Yale University in April.
The Bouchet Graduate Honor Society is named for Edward Alexander Bouchet, the first African American to earn a doctorate degree in the United States. Scholars selected exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support, and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy.
During her time as a graduate research assistant at the School of Medicine, Katelyn has served as a research mentor for numerous undergraduates and high school students, several of whom are from underrepresented groups and have gone on to pursue STEM careers. Beyond research, she is extensively involved with scientific communication and public engagement, with the goal of increasing science literacy in underserved school districts. As a UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center IMPACTS ambassador and leader in her community, she has facilitated outreach events with K-12 schools, robotics competitions, and national organizations. She is fully committed to using her scholarship, compassionate leadership, and enthusiasm for outreach to create space for diverse voices in STEM.