Blue quote student 

I wanted to be surrounded by other passionate students that are thinking about innovation. I like that I’ve made great friends, the programs are engaging, and the location is perfect. We get to network with interesting interdisciplinary people across campus. The RLP is diverse in interest and majors.
-- Lawton Ives


Blue quote 2 

The members of the RLP are able to dictate which workshops they would like to be put on, and what outside speakers/mentors they would like the RLP to bring in. The BLUE RLP has allowed me to pursue my own interests with a group of people that share a similar passion for exploration and creativity to my own, and I would strongly recommend others with such a passion to apply.
-- Ari Singer-Freeman






















We’re excited to announce BLUE. The first of its kind, this innovation-themed learning program will allow you access to a massive design space with creation tools and an open collaborative workspace to be inspired and build or join a venture. 

Who We Are:

The mission of this community is to inspire students to shape an innovative and collaborative residential community using physical and virtual tools to engage in self-discovery, build diverse connections, and accelerate ideas to reality. 

Students work to bring their ideas to reality, through the network of BeAM maker spaces and the support of BLUE.

BLUE offers spaces for residence to meet and share ideas. They can then transform those ideas into tangible goods.

We all need to live and learn with an innovative mindset – join us to begin that journey! Learn more about the space and our offerings at

Build Together. Innovate Collectively. We. Are.

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Potential offerings include:

  • UNC’s undergrad innovation club Carolina Think meetings
  • BeAM Maker workshops
  • UNC innovation speakers
  • Faculty research reverse pitches
  • Career planning resources
  • Student + Entrepreneur-in-Residence mentors
  • Community service offerings
  • Applied science co-curricular programs
  • E-Minor creation labs
  • Launch Chapel Hill acceleration night
  • Carolina Challenge venture pitches




Nicole Buickerood, Community Director

Carmichael Community