NC STEM Hall of Fame

Honoring STEM leaders in NC 

The NC STEM Hall of Fame was established by the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics to recognize remarkable contributions to our statewide community in science, math, engineering, technology, and ethics of service reflective of the school’s mission.

In 2017, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Maya Ajmera ’85, Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D., and the Honorable James B. Hunt, Jr. were named as charter members of the Hall of Fame. These inaugural inductees were honored during a gala event at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club in Durham on September 22, 2017. In his closing remarks for the evening, Chancellor Todd Roberts observed the following: “Altogether, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Maya Ajmera, Joe DeSimone, and Governor Hunt have positively impacted the content and quality of public education for millions of students in our state and beyond, from pre-schoolers to post-docs, and have created conditions for economic growth that can benefit citizens throughout our state, nation and world. Truly, the world is a better place thanks to their good work and leadership.

Dr. Joan D. Barber

Dr. Christy L. Shaffer

Christina Hammock Koch ’97

Eastern North Carolina STEM

Shirley Frye

Samuel H. Houston, Jr.

Maya Ajmera ’85

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D.

Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.