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Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry program (CSTEP) at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University has two major goals that the Campus believes will strengthen and support the educational progress, research potential, and career development of program participants. Accomplishing the first goal to recruit and retain under-represented minority and economically disadvantaged men and women into post-secondary education will present program participants with a rigorous science education that will prepare them for entry into careers in the licensed professions. When achieved, the second goal of the CSTEP effort will assist students in achieving their academic and career aspirations, thus building the numbers of minorities in the licensed professions.
The Brooklyn Campus CSTEP effort includes a per-freshman experience, a series of intensive campus based courses and seminars, technology enhanced preparatory classes for the GRE, MCAT and LAST, career preparedness events, and internship and research opportunities. Students in the program will receive academic reinforcement in small group settings, utilizing pedagogic that make use of and accommodate various learning styles. The program’s academic coordinator will also offer students’ academic and career guidance in individual and group settings. Moreover, students will participate in science and research seminars led by professionals who can serve as role models. In more formal settings, students will be taught the basic elements of scientific research inquiry and the modes of scientific writing while they undertake guided research experiences.
1. New York state resident
2. Full time college or graduate student
3. African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan native
4. If you are not African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan native, you can qualify as an economically disadvantaged student. Please refer to this chart.
Upon completing this initial application and submission, you’ll get an email for the following documents, so please make sure you start obtaining them:
1. Current College Transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable)
2. Current class schedule or course registration
3. Signed Letter of Recommendation (from a Professor, Supervisor, Counselor, or other non-family member who can speak to your character and potential success in our program)
4. Document verifying household income (i.e., IRS 1040 forms)
Application form can be picked up in the CSTEP office Pratt 102.