Program Mission

To increase the number, persistence, and success of underserved and underrepresented minority (URM) students in STEM in San Diego.

A message from Dr. Gentry Patrick

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Pilot Program Model

The PATHways to STEM (PATHS) through Enhanced Access and Mentorship Program proposes an innovative pilot program model to mitigate historically evident barriers and establish an infrastructure of resources, communications, and professional development within UC San Diego and in the surrounding community. PATHS is designed as a 4+ year round undergraduate pilot program to provide enhanced access to targeted academic preparation, multi-tiered mentorship, personalized student support, improved STEM identity, early career identification, and internship and service placement. This program aims to empower students from underserved communities and backgrounds to emerge as leaders that not only survive but thrive during the undergraduate experience in STEM at UC San Diego.

We invite you to join us in building an educational infrastructure that allows everyone to succeed.