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The aim of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is to increase the number of students from under-represented groups who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, technology, and health-related fields. CSTEP provides academic  enrichment and research experience in STEM-related  fields.


Benefits of the CSTEP Program

Students will receive the following benefits:

  • One-on-one personalized guidance and mentorship from a faculty member
  • Gain work experience through internships and research opportunities
  • Tutoring and supplemental instruction in gateway courses
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Transfer support services
  • The possibility of receiving a $1500 stipend for participating in research
  • Participate in the STEM Scholars Club, where you will attend workshops, learn from invited speakers, resume writing, time management and so much more
  • Opportunity to attend Career Workshops that bring guest speakers from the field to campus to inform students about health and science careers and share strategies and requirements for professional advancement
  • Opportunity to be part of a Science & Health Expo on campus

Program Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.8 or higher
  • Majors from professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, technology, and health-related fields
  • Expectations of earning at least a Master’s Degree in their chosen field
  • A strong commitment to the CSTEP program

Program Requirements

  • Maintain an overall GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Meet with your designated faculty mentor at least three or more times in a semester
  • Participate in scheduled bi-weekly virtual S-STEM Scholars Club meetings during club hours on Thursdays
  • Participate in research and internship opportunities in STEM and Allied Health related fields
  • Attend and present your research findings at Science & Health Expo on campus

To access the application, you will need to enter your full CUNYfirst login credentials. That is, CUNYfirstUsername@login.cuny.edu and the password.

Questions? Interested? You can send an email to seher.atamturktur@bcc.cuny.edu.

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