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Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) 

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CSTEP at a Glance

What is CSTEP?

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program is a New York State Department of Education Program that provides academic support services and enrichment activities to undergraduate students interested in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health related fields or careers in licensed professions. Students in CSTEP are highly prepared to enter the workforce and/or pursue higher studies and research in the STEM fields.

What are the requirements to become a member of CSTEP?

To become a member of CSTEP , you must be:

- enrolled full time (at least 12 credits)

- pursuing or intending to pursue a STEM major or a licensed profession

- be a member of a historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged group

- show ability to succeed in STEM majors

How can I become part of CSTEP?

Applications are available in the CSTEP office in Knapp Hall 1st Floor

CSTEP Activities

  • Guidance and support from faculty in your major
  • Participation in regional and statewide conferences and research competitions
  • Tutoring help in subject areas
  • Research and internship opportunities
  • Visits to graduate schools
  • Research opportunities at national and campus research laboratories
  • Academics and student success seminars
  • Research stipends
  • Book scholarships
  • CSTEP computer/study lab
  • Textbook lending library
  • Academic and STEM career advising
  • Preparation for licensing exams and entrance exams
  • Participation in industry and technology research
  • Employment placement assistance
  • Leadership Retreat
  • Opportunities to mentor middle and high school students
  • Paid employment opportunities

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