The Pathways to Innovation program, part of the NSF funded National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter), is designed to help institutions transform the way learning happens, giving students the technical skills, the tools and the attitudes they need to turn ideas into practical solutions that solve real problems.
Proposals for Pathways 2015 are being accepted now at http://epicenter.stanford.edu/page/pathways-to-innovation.
The Pathways to Innovation program helps institutions fully embed innovation and entrepreneurship into undergraduate engineering education. Teams of faculty and administrators engage in a two-year process to design and implement unique plans for each school; schools’ efforts may include new certificates or majors, maker and flexible learning spaces, revamped courses, faculty fellow programs, and campus-based innovation centers. Throughout the process, Pathways teams are part of a vibrant “community of practice” to learn from one another and institutions that have already implemented significant programs. While undergraduate engineering is a focus, many teams choose to work more broadly across the institution.
There is no cost to participate in Pathways; financial support for travel associated with the program is provided. Applications for the next cohort of Pathways schools are now being accepted, with a deadline of October 10. More information on the program (including details on online information sessions) is available at epicenter.stanford.edu/pathways-to-innovation.