Pathway Summer Schools for High School and Early Undergraduate Students

The WDTS RENEW Pathway Summer School (PSS) program for students aims to diversify the STEM talent pool with a focus on building science identify, enhancing STEM efficacy, and sense of belonging to STEM in its participants. The PSSs take place at various DOE National Laboratories and provide a platform for early introduction of high school students, recent high school graduates, and lower-division undergraduate students especially those from underrepresented and underserved communities to advanced STEM topics. The program is the starting point of a series of continuous opportunities offered to students for engaging with STEM R&D along their academic careers. In FY 2023, in collaboration with DOE national laboratories, WDTS established the first cohort of PSSs.