Pathways for Future Engineers

Group photo of Pathways for Future Engineers, 2019 Summer Cohort of Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders across state of Virginia. 151 students and 26 staff are pictured.

Group photo of Pathways for Future Engineers, 2019 Summer Cohort of Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders across state of Virginia. 151 students and 26 staff are pictured.
Group photo of Pathways for Future Engineers, 2019 Summer Cohort of Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders across state of Virginia. 151 students from 106 high schools and Pathways staff are pictured.

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.

SAVE THE DATE: Pathways Summer 2020 Program is scheduled for July 11-25!

Interested in becoming a Pathways Scholar?

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

Pathways Scholar waves from Venture Out Challenge Course

Pathways Scholar waves from atop Venture Out Challenge Course.
Pathways Scholar waves from atop Venture Out Challenge Course.

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.

Pathways 2019 Scholars engage with Dr. Murzi from the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. By engaging with faculty, staff, and current students from across the College of Engineering, Pathways Scholars form a community of support at Virginia Tech.

Pathways 2019 Scholars engage with Dr. Murzi from the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. By engaging with faculty, staff, and current students from across the College of Engineering, Pathways Scholars form a community of support at Virginia Tech.
Pathways 2019 Scholars engage with Dr. Murzi from the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. By engaging with faculty, staff, and current students from across the College of Engineering, Pathways Scholars form a community of support at Virginia Tech.

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

4. Scholarship for Internship or Experiential Learning

Read more about Pathways support during college. 

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 2020 are encouraged to apply.

Application

Applications are due by February 1, 2020. Decisions will be sent out by March 1, 2020. 

Apply now!

Questions?

Please contact us!
Ashley Taylor Repisky
Director, Pathways for Future Engineers
540-231-2226
pathways@vt.edu

 

Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity

215 Hancock Hall (0275), 490 Old Turner St., Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061
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