Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP) is an NSF-sponsored research center that aims to change the paradigm for the health of underserved communities by developing revolutionary, cost-effective technologies and systems at the point-of-care. PATHS-UP brings outstanding expertise to overcome four barriers endemic to POC devices: the need to be field deployable, have high accuracy, have low complexity, and be affordable.
In collaboration with this effort, the Rice Office of STEM Engagement offers PATHS-UP RET & Expeditions in Computing RET, year-long programs that focus on health technologies. They include a 6-week internship for Greater Houston Area teachers in a Rice University research laboratory to reinforce the understanding and appreciation of science as a process, and a week-long workshop for students. Participants observe and actively work in research while developing inquiry-based lesson plans that apply PATHS-UP and Rice research, using media and other strategies to bring the laboratory experience to students. PATHS-UP & Expeditions in Computing are open to mathematics and computer science of all grade levels.*
Participants are matched to a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher mentor who can help guide their research. Here are just some of the Rice faculty involved with PATHS-UP/Expeditions in Computing!
The application has closed. All applicants will receive an email update regarding their status by April 5th.
|June 5 - July 26, 2019|
The summer portion of PATHS-UP/Expeditions in Computing RET includes:
The expectations of PATHS-UP/Expeditions in Computing RET interns include, but are not limited to:
For completing all program requirements, interns will receive:
Applicants will be notified of their status by March 29th. Space is very limited, therefore, completing the application process and being selected for an interview does NOT guarantee placement in the program.
Teachers of all grade levels and subjects are welcome to apply, but mathematics and computer science teachers will receive priority consideration. Once final candidates have been selected, all other interviewed applicants may be placed on a wait list.
Housing is available on campus for a fee, which can be subtracted from the internship stipend - please indicate interest in on-campus housing in your application.
Applicants will be required to submit:
If you are unable to upload these documents to your application, you can:
If you have any questions about PATHS-UP/Expeditions in Computing RET, you can contact the program leads.
Christina Crawford, M.S.Ed.
Associate Director for Science & Engineering
713-348-4761 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Allen Antoine, M.Ed.
Associate Director for Math & Computer Science
713-348-8218 | email@example.com
*Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply.