Nerd. Foodie. Tea enthusiast. Lover of NC. Forever curious.

Yasmin Bendaas is a Science writer.  A North Carolina native, she received her master’s degree in Science & Medical Journalism at UNC Chapel Hill, where she was a Park Fellow. She received her Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2013 from Wake Forest University, where she double-minored in journalism and Middle East and South Asia studies. As an undergraduate student, Bendaas gained insight into public health when she interned at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, a statewide grantmaker focused on rural health, including access to primary care, diabetes, community-centered prevention, and mental health and substance abuse. 

As a journalist, Bendaas has been funded twice by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for fieldwork in Algeria — first to cover a disappearing indigenous tattoo tradition, and again to look at how climate change affects rural sheepherding practices. 

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The science of wine at Surry Community College

It was a hot, humid Wednesday morning on a hill on the campus of Surry Community College in Dobson, N.C. ...

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Innovation at the forefront: ImagineLab summer camps strive for all things new

Vicki Brent sat with 3D pen in hand, testing out drawing designs not on paper, but seemingly in the air....

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3D video game design: Where creativity reigns

Rising seventh graders Elijah Finley and Austin Emmons are into video games — so much so that they make them....

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ECU summer camp merges art and STEM

A group of third through fifth graders lined up in front of camp counselor Sydney Gilgo with their egg crash...

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NC Central and NC State build physics and engineering partnership

“Looks like you’re doing science,” said Professor Caesar Jackson as he entered the room. “It’s a mess.”  Seven students sat...

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Conserving Pisgah: A photo story

Imagine being a high school student and spending seven weeks in the forest with complete strangers. That’s exactly what seven...

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A recap of the Career Award for Math and Science Teachers Twitter chat

On August 2, I moderated a live Twitter chat with Andi Webb and Michelle Ellis, awardees of the Career Award...

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The village: North Carolina’s overlooked place

My mother is from Ashan, a tiny orcharding village in Iran, and my father is from Chemora, a small town...

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Camp Kilowatt brings the energy for its 10th year

Scattered wooden parts sat on tables in a classroom at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro as middle schoolers fashioned the...

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Becoming a teacher-leader in STEM education

Claudia Walker taught at Murphey Traditional Academy — a public, magnet, Title I school in Guilford County for 14 years....

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Reach Results: How well informed do you feel about the six state constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot in November?

Earlier this month, we asked our Reach NC Voices members about six amendments to the state constitution that will be up for...

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From hog farm to nuclear engineering lab, NC teachers take an energy road trip

Seventeen North Carolina science teachers stood on the flat top of a trash “cell,” a compacted trash mound sealed with...