Engineering Pathway Program Begins Summer 2018

Engineering Pathway Program Begins Summer 2018

Beginning in the summer of 2018, Donnelly College and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) will launch a cooperative academic program that will prepare students for careers in engineering.  

Pathways to Engineering Careers (PEC) is a program designed for students who have aptitude for and interest in engineering. Admitted students will complete a structured pre-engineering program at Donnelly. After successful completion of the curriculum, students will enjoy seamless transfer to UMKC's School of Computing and Engineering to work toward a bachelor's degree in the engineering field of their choice. This program is targeted to students who need to boost their math and science readiness before transitioning to UMKC. 

"We are thrilled to partner with UMKC to facilitate this exciting program that will create a direct path to a career in engineering for Donnelly students," said Ana Maradiaga, assistant professor of Chemistry and PEC program director.  

Program highlights include academic instruction and mentoring from outstanding faculty, free tutoring and Supplemental Instruction in STEM courses, service learning activities and undergraduate research opportunities. 

For qualified students, Donnelly College also offers generous merit and need-based scholarships including the National Science Foundation S4 Scholarship, specifically designed for students interested in STEM fields.  

PEC is supported by the US Department of Education's Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program grant #P120A170117.  

For more information, visit the pre-engineering program page or contact Ana Maradiaga at or (913) 621-8793.