Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
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.
CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP)
Promotes authentic research opportunities for BCC students. 14-16 students, with 15 credits or more, are selected each year. The program offers mandatory bi-monthly workshops, present at conferences/fairs, and participate in CUNY Symposium.
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
Aims to increase authentic research opportunities for students underrepresented in STEM studies and careers. This two-tiered program first works with students as apprentices, who attend seminars and apply for research opportunities.
If selected, you will become research fellows, who work with faculty mentors on research in the fall and spring. You will be asked to engage in research 8-10 hours a week. The program culminates in a spring Math & Science Fair at which you can make oral presentations on your research, and then present your research posters to your peers.
NSF S-STEM (S-STEM)
Aims to reduce the financial barriers and provide co-curricular supports to increase the number of underrepresented students in STEM studies and careers. This NSF-funded scholarship, implemented in partnership with Lehman College, provides tuition assistance for 50 BCC students each year, as well as faculty mentors, paid research opportunities, professional development, faculty & student travel to colleges, team-building, tutoring, boot camps, advisement, textbook assistance, STEM clubs, career guidance, STEM-focused First Year Seminars, Growth Mindset training, and transfer support. Students are paid $2,000 for summer internships/research. Faculty are paid $2,000 summer salary for year-long participation (may be more than one student mentee). New initiative: to develop students as Ambassadors who return to their high schools to present the science research they performed at BCC. Only STEM subjects allowed.
|Program||Eligibility||Summer Research / Required Hours||Faculty Mentor||Scholarship / Stipend||Guaranteed Transfer|
|CRSP||A.S. or A.A.S. degree students at any stage of academic career can apply; all majors; and must maintain a GPA of 2.7 or better||Students are matched with a faculty mentor and must work 400 hours per year on research (year-round). The program offers mandatory bi-monthly workshops, present at conferences/fairs, and participate in CUNY Symposium||YES||Students are paid stipend $5,000 per year ($1,000 in the Fall, $1,000 in the Spring and $3,000 in the Summer).|
Students must have a 3.0 GPA; if they slip they have one semester to raise their grades. Only STEM students are eligible. Open to Citizens, Green Card Holders, and Refugees. A strong commitment to NSF S-STEM Program.
|Summer Research/Internship||YES||Students who have less than 30 credits are paid stipend $2,000 per semester, and students who have more than 30 credits are paid stipend $3000 per semester. In addition, students are paid $2000 for their internship/research in the summer.||There is no guaranteed admission to Lehman College. However, students will continue to receive their stipends if they get admitted to Lehman College due to our partnership.|
STEM students only
Student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
|If selected, students become research fellows, who work with faculty mentors on research in the fall and spring. Students are to engage in research 8-10 hours a week.||NYC LSAMP Fellows are matched with faculty mentors to begin conducting research in their second year.||A stipend ($3,000/year) for research|
|CSTEP||Overall GPA 2.8 or higher. Majors from professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, technology, and health-related fields.||Students gain work experience through internships and research opportunities.||YES||Possibility of receiving a $1500 stipend for participating in research.|