The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) at Binghamton University provides academic support, retention services, and post-secondary guidance to New York State historically underrepresented and financially disadvantaged middle and high school students. Through outreach, education, and access to knowledge and resources, STEP will help alleviate the effects of structural barriers to STEM education and STEM careers.
This program provides STEM-related after school and Saturday programming to supplement students' curriculum, as well as to support and increase their readiness and competitiveness when pursuing a post-secondary education in STEM fields or licensed professions.
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What we do
During the academic year, STEP meets with students, guidance counselors and teachers. Our staff follow each STEP student's academic and personal progress, offering guidance, attention and support.
In addition, STEP provides the following services:
- Arranging and facilitating university and college visits
- Assistance preparing for SAT and ACT exams
- Presentations and workshops about planning for college, what to consider in choosing a college, and Federal Student Financial Aid programs and benefits
- Help developing problem-solving skills and participation in team-building activities
- Assistance completing college admissions applications and financial aid forms
Participating Schools: Binghamton East Middle, Binghamton West Middle, Binghamton High School, Johnson City Middle and Johnson City High School