Welcome to Pathways to Leadership: Accelerated Navy STEM (PLANS). Throughout its history, the U.S. Navy has partnered with education institutions to educate, mentor, and train our nation’s young adults to assume leadership positions on state-of-the-art ships, aircraft, and nuclear-powered submarines. As such, since 1775, the Navy consistently evaluated the latest educational technology and research to find the most effective pathways to prepare future Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) leaders. PLANS is one of those efforts. Its goal is to provide a means for our NJROTC cadets to address STEM achievement gaps and make themselves more academically competitive for various STEM college programs.