Engineering Pathways to Success
The Engineering Pathways to Success (EPS) program in the Davidson College of Engineering was initiated in 2009 by the dean and associate dean at the time, Dr. Belle Wei and Dr. Emily Allen. The goal of the program is to increase the rate at which engineers are trained and produced to meet projected demands in the US and beyond. According to the National Science Board, there is a "growing need for STEM knowledge and skills in the 21st century," and "STEM-knowledge and skills enable both individual opportunity and national competiveness" [National Science Foundation, 2015]. To achieve our goal, it is necessary to simultaneously increase awareness, interest, and preparedness in the K-12 student population, and invest in programs to ensure students' success in college and beyond. In addition, it is necessary to broaden the traditional pool from which we recruit engineering students in both diversity and gender.
The EPS program is a partnership between local corporations and the Davidson College of Engineering. This work would not be possible without the generous support from our corporate partners and advisory board.
EPS Corporate Partners
- KLA-Tencor/Lam Research
- Aruba Networks
- Applied Materials
- Agilent Technologies (for EXCEED program)
EPS Advisory Board
- Wim Roelandts, COB, Applied Materials
- Ivo Bolsens, SVP and CTO, Xilinx
- Zain Saidin, EVP, KLA-Tencor
- Dana Ditmore, President, Oak Valley Consulting
The EAP is a K-14 outreach program staffed by our undergraduate students. Please contact us to have an Ambassador visit your school or event.