The PATHS-UP workforce development vision for university education is to inspire, recruit and educate a diverse group of scientists and engineers prepared to lead the future in enabling technologies and advanced engineered systems toward better health for underserved populations. The skillsets that will be developed are strong disciplinary expertise, an appreciation for designing for low resource underserved communities, and preparedness to work with stakeholders in public health, industry or global communities.
The PATHS-UP goal for precollege education is the professional development of K-12 teachers and to inspire diverse K-12 students to pursue STEM careers through PATHS-UP’s compelling research and the need for better health in underserved communities. PATHS-UP will focus on urban and rural underserved communities and provide professional development and career development for K-12 teachers and students through experiential learning and research opportunities. Our focus on underserved communities provides a conduit and foundation for community engagement.