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: at least $1000 per school year
- 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
Application deadline: November 1, 2022
Questions? Contact Elmer-Rico Mojica, C-STEP Project Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.