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Group photo of Pathways for Future Engineers, 2022 Summer Cohort of Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders across state of Virginia.

Group photo of Pathways 2022 on the steps of Burruss Hall
Group photo of Pathways for Future Engineers, 2022 Summer Cohort of Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders across state of Virginia.

Program Overview:

Pathways for Future Engineers is a multi-year Virginia Tech College of Engineering program designed to support first generation students and their families on the pathway from high school to an engineering degree. The program includes pre-college activities  (while students are still in high school) as well as additional support as students pursue their undergraduate degree.

Pathways Scholars work in teams on an engineering design project

Pathways Scholars work in teams on an engineering design project
Pathways Scholars work in teams on an engineering design project
Gregory Robinson speaks with Pathways Student at End of Program Celebration
Gregory Robinson, Director of the James Webb Space Telescope Program, speaking with a Pathways Scholar after the End of Program Celebration.

Pathways for Future Engineers includes a number of initiatives to support high school students on the pathway to college, including summer engineering programs, college application support, campus visits, and opportunities to build community with current and future Hokies. Read more about Pre-College Support in the Pathways program.

Students and Staff with Gregory Robinson and Joe May
Pathways 2022 Scholars and Staff with Gregory Robinson and Joe May.

Pathways for Future Engineers also provides support after students are admitted to the Virginia Tech College of Engineering. In-college support includes:

1.  Student Transition Engineering Program (STEP)

2. Galileo and Hypatia Living Learning Communities

3. Rising Sophomore Abroad Program

Eligibility

Students in a Virginia high school who will be the first in their families to attend college (i.e., neither parent has received a bachelor's degree in any field) are eligible for the Pathways for Future Engineers program. Students who will be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2022 are encouraged to apply.

Application

Application opens November 1st.

Questions?

Please contact us!
Perry Martin
Pathways for Future Engineers
pathways@vt.edu

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Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity

215 Hancock Hall (0275), 490 Old Turner St., Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061
Phone: (540) 231-7411
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