Here are some exciting updates and upcoming events about our center Annual Report: Our annual report has been completed and handed in early this month. This report provides a comprehensive overview of our center’s research, workforce development, culture of inclusion, and innovation. We are proud of our achievements over the past year, and we look […]
PATHS-UP Get Renewed!
Our center has been renewed for another five years by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This renewal is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our faculty, students, and staff who have contributed to the success of the center. The goals and mission remain unchanged. This funding will allow the center to continue […]
PATHS UP Interns
PATHS-UP graduate students have the opportunity to go to internships with our affiliated industry partners. This is an incredible opportunity for students to get real-world experience in their field of study. PATHS-UP graduates have gone on to work at some of the most renowned companies in the world, and they attribute their success to the […]
New Thrust 2 Lead!
We have a new Thrust 2 lead, Dr Hatice Ceylan Koydemir. We would however like to first thank Dr. Kristen Maitland for her service within PATHS-UP and wish her all the best in her future endeavours. We recently had a Q&A with our new Thrust 2 lead which is an assistant professor at Texas A&M. […]
REU SUMMER 2022
Every year we welcome a handful of students from around the nation to participate in our Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates. Undergraduates. Students who apply can participate in research at any of our four schools, Texas A&M, UCLA, Rice and FIU. Students have the chance to spend 10 weeks under a graduate mentor researching a […]
National Academy of Inventors names PATHS-UP professors as NAI Fellows and Senior Members
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has elected our PATHS-UP director, Dr. Gerard Coté to NAI Fellow status. The NAI Fellows Program is a highly prestigious program that highlights academic inventors ‘ who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, […]
Young Scholar Invent at The Rio Grande Valley
Our workforce development team joined with PhD students, Lydia Colvin and Kolby Killion recently visited The Rio Grande Valley to run the Young Scholars Invent program. The Young Scholars Invent is a 1.5-day program designed to engage students in a multi-disciplined, multi-level, intense design experience that is focused on solving real-world needs provided by industry […]
April 2022 Publications
Our monthly PATHS-UP publication list in April 2022. Please read the abstracts below : A touch-based multimodal and cryptographic bio-human–machine interface | PNAS The awareness of the individuals’ biological status is critical for creating interactive environments. Accordingly, we devised a multimodal cryptographic bio-human–machine interface (CB-HMI), which seamlessly translates touch-based entries into encrypted biochemical, biophysical, and […]
Dr. Jessica Ramella-Roman Speaking at The Summer 2022 Diabetesmine #DDATA
Dr. Jessica Ramella- Roman, PATHS-UP executive committee member, co-lead of Thrust 3 will be speaking at the upcoming Summer ’22 DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange event. Dr Ramella-Roman specializes in Design of wearable devices for diverse populationsIf you would like to attend the event please use the link provided belowSummer 2022 DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange Tickets, Thu, Jun […]
Wireless device to provide new options for colorectal cancer treatment
PATHS-UP Faculty Member Dr. Sung II Park and his research team were recently featured in a news article involved in the development of a wireless device offering treatment for colorectal cancer. For those diagnosed with colorectal cancer, surgery has been the only option that offers a solution. Unfortunately, surgery is frequently complicated by disease recurrence […]
2021 Seed Fund Winners
PATHS UP is happy to announce the following winners for this years Seed Fund Application. This year, $115,000 was awarded in total to 4 faculty and 3 students. Innovation Seed Fund Program For the faculty awards of $25,000 each were granted to the following: Dr. Joshua Hutcheson – Low-cost Assessment of Cardiac Function and Remodeling […]
New SLC members
Introducing the newest Student Leadership Council members. Read their bios here.
Data Science for Health: Q&A with D2K Postdoc Research Fellow – Souptik Barua
PATHS-UP Innovation Seed Fund Winner, Dr. Souptik Barua, was recently interviewed by the Data to Knowledge Lab at Rice University on how he uses data science for health. Read the full Q&A on the D2K News Site!
PATHS-UP Inclusivity Statement
PATHS-UP is committed to a culture of inclusivity, and all of our members reject and condemn all forms of racism, discrimination, brutality and violence. As an NSF Engineering Research Center whose focus is to develop health technologies and systems for underserved and underrepresented populations, we actively promote diversity and inclusion within our field not limited […]
JBO Webinar Series: Hot Topics in Biomedical Optics
Brian Pogue has organized a webinar series, sponsored by the Journal of Biomedical Optics, featuring hot topics in biomedical optics. The speakers and moderators are JBO editors and guest editors, and the first two topics in the series will be tied to upcoming special sections for JBO: Monday, 15 June, 12 pm–1:30 pm EDT: “Artificial […]
ERC Planning & Insight Committee (EPIC) Schedule
PATHS-UP is committed to providing a holistic experience for all members of our team. To ensure we do not miss an opportunity, we have recently created an ECR Planning & Insight Committee (EPIC). Members of the EPIC committee represent key players from three of the four pillars. They include Culture of Inclusion, Innovation Ecosystem, Workforce […]
2020 PATHS-UP Innovation Seed Fund Winners
PATHS-UP is happy to announce the 2020 Innovation Seed Fund Winners. A total of $90,000 of grants were awarded to students and faculty this year,
Congratulations to TJ Falohun for Winning 2nd Place in the NSF ERC Perfect Pitch Competition
Congratulations to PATHS-UP’s own TJ Falohun for earning 2nd place in the NSF ERC “Perfect Pitch” Competition on October 25th, 2019.
PATHS-UP Enters New Partnership with the FDA
PATHS-UP is excited to announce our newest innovation partnership and Industry/Practitioner Advisory Board Member – the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Congratulations to Dr. Dino Di Carlo on NIBIB Grant at UCLA
Congratulations to Dr. Dino Di Carlo from UCLA on receiving a new R25 grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.