About Us

About Us

Our goal is to enhance diverse participation of BIPOC students in engineering in Massachusetts AND to develop multiple pathways of success by enhancing the supportive culture of a broad coalition of partners.

What is PATHS?

PATHS is a newly forming coalition formed by two minority serving institutions, UMASS Boston and Bunker Hill Community College. We are academia, non-profits, governments, and industry. We are institutions and individuals. With funding from NASA, we are collectively working to increase diversity in engineering in Massachusetts. We support students to explore STEM activities, persist through the barriers by finding a path that works for them, and change the status quo. We work across Massachusetts to create real opportunity with real outcomes for students, employees, and employers.

We are:

  1. Building a supportive network of partner organizations and individuals who work collectively to diversify engineering.
  2. Collecting common metrics among partners to establish a baseline, identify gaps, and broaden participation among the PATHS coalition.
  3. Elevating storytelling to communicate student perspectives, educate decision-makers, and inspire advocates to grow the supportive network of mentors and employers
  4. Promoting, enhancing, and developing authentic experiences for students to engage in engineering and NASA experiences at key junctures in their career pathways.
  5. Building a sense of belonging among diverse engineering students and professionals by connecting peers and mentors and building community across organizations.

Our model of STEM storytelling is culturally sustaining and empowering for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students. We lift up student voices, foster visions for change, and promote BIPOC leadership within STEM pathways.

Everyone has the right to opportunities that help them learn, grow, and thrive. PATHS promotes, enhances, and sponsors high-quality activities and workshops. Check out our listing to find the ones that interest you.

There's a place for everyone to belong in STEM. Find and connect with other like-minded individuals in PATHS. Find a pathway you didn't know about. No matter where you are in your journey, you belong here.

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