To cultivate and empower a UNC community and culture to imagine, design and create things that solve, fascinate and inspire.
EVERYONE IS A MAKER: BeAM provides a safe environment where every person feels welcome and empowered.
BeAM IS A COMMUNITY: BeAM is its users. If you use UNC BeAM, you own it. Learn from someone else, teach the next one.
BeAM INSPIRES: A new generation of undergraduates.
BeAM TURBOCHARGES: Students, faculty, and staff, and represents Carolina as an exciting place for them to grow as a person and as a citizen of North Carolina and the world.
BeAM CELEBRATES: The power of teams to identify problems, create solutions, and generate ideas to address the world’s greatest challenges.
BeAM SERVES: The community through outreach and partnerships with community entrepreneurship groups.
BeAM is thoroughly committed to a culture of safety. This is embodied by our constant and pervasive interest in helping every maker to be a safer maker. Every member of our community plays a role in overseeing, helping, guiding, and teaching. We foster an environment of mutual support and responsibility, where directions and guidance are offered and received openly.
Our safety doctrine, policies, and procedures are enumerated in the BeAM Safety Manual and inculcated during all training and workshops.