The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (C-STEP) at Pace University

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (C-STEP) at Pace University is funded by the New York State Department of Education.  The goal of the program is to increase the number of students from historically under-represented groups who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields.  There are over 50 institutions of higher education in New York that participate in C-STEP.

The Pace University C-STEP will accept 30 students annually into the program.  C-STEP students will receive academic, research and professional preparation enrichment experiences to foster their success and readiness for careers in STEM.  The Pace University C-STEP will include:

    • Stipends: $1000 for 20 first year students, $2000 per year for 10 upper class students (sophomores to seniors)
    • Specialized academic coaching for first year students through the Learning Commons
    • Signature biweekly seminar series focusing on topics including how to address math anxiety, a discussion on the responsible conduct of research, engagement with Career Services, placement exam preparation (DAT, MCAT, GRE etc…), presentation of summer research/internship opportunities through programs such as the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates and, more
    • Placement into a research laboratory with a Biology or Chemistry faculty member
    • Social events to build community with other C-STEP students and STEM faculty


To be eligible for the Pace University C-STEP, you must be

    • A New York State resident for at least one full year
    • A full time student
    • A member of a historically underrepresented group: African-American, Hispanic/Latino(a), American Indian or Alaskan native OR you must be economically disadvantaged
    • Have a GPA above 3.0 with no grade below C- in your STEM courses

Apply here.

Application deadline: January 3, 2022

Questions? Contact Dr. Marcy Kelly, C-STEP Project Director, at mkelly2@pace.edu .


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