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Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program


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.

CSTEP accomplishes its objectives by offering instructional programs, facilitating participation in scholarly activities, conducting conferences and workshops, providing support for guided research and industry sponsored internships, and conducting programs aimed at developing skills and competencies for ethical and professional practice in the student’s chosen field. While CSTEP brings together faculty and students from a broad spectrum of academic programs on campus to undertake projects of mutual interest, the program also promotes and initiates collaborative activities with science and technology programs at other institutions in the region.

CSTEP Shout-outs

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  • Academic, pre-professional and financial guidance
  • Lending Library: Textbook, calculator, lab coat and goggles 
  • Book Scholarship Awards
  • Peer Tutoring Service
  • Educational & professional development workshops
  • Assistance arranging internships and research opportunities
  • Graduate School Tour
  • Leadership Retreat
  • Annual CSTEP Conference


  • 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

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Knapp Hall, First Floor

Last Modified 1/12/22