Awardee Background: Pathways United is a full-service workforce and education consultant firm specializing in Diversity and Inclusion. The company uses extensive knowledge to create an effective training curriculum. They work closely with clients to target and shape personalized lectures, presentations, and workshops that develop systems fostering leadership, knowledge, and team building. Clients include professional associations, corporations, governmental entities, K-12 school systems, colleges and universities, and other educational institutions. Dr. Prince, the Principal Investigator, holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Business, a Master of Art in Communications, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Dr. Prince has a Post Masters’ Certification from Washington University in Program Evaluation, CITI Certification for research and Internal Review Board (IRB) related projects, and a certificate of completion for continuing education in the subject matter of SBIR and STTR Awarded
Project Overview: Period of Performance is one (1) year, with two additional option years contingent upon available funding and programmatic relevance of projects. The primary objective of the program is to ensure that minority business enterprises have the opportunity to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy projects and initiatives. The technical assistance proposed in the project is supercharged support to ensure capacity building in research, development, demonstration, application submission, and other activities within the U.S. Department of Energy. The project promotes economic development in the region’s most under-served community, Saint Louis, Missouri. Economic Impact & Diversity Program builds a more diverse and inclusive Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) energy industry. The Economic Impact & Diversity Program proposes to serve 20 minority business enterprises, provide one-on-one support to the businesses, financial compliance, align solicitation, and create a pipeline to stakeholders for Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.