STEP Science and Technology Entry Program | MVCC | Mohawk Valley Community College
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About STEP

STEP is a New York State Department of Education grant-funded enrichment initiative designed:

  • to foster academic excellence
  • to nurture students' preparation for college
  • to cultivate student independence
  • to enhance students' college experience
  • to increase awareness and opportunities for historically underrepresented, economically disadvantaged youth in math, science, technology, and health related fields
  • for those seeking professional licensure
  • for those in pre-professional or professional undergraduate study

STEP students will:

  • be open to new experiences in regard to their future opportunities in college and in math, science, health, technology and in licensed professions.
  • participate in internships, job shadowing, weekly tutorial services, research projects for poster presentations, monthly professional speaker series, college visits, academic/personal/career advisement, counseling, and workshops and seminars. Eligible participants must be members of historically underrepresented populations: African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaskan or economically disadvantaged; a U.S. citizen or permanent New York State resident; maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.

Jean Leandre - STEP/CSTEP Director

Ushona McLean - CSTEP and STEP Coordinator

Lol-Kirk Miller - STEP Program Specialist 

J. Manny Sabillon - CSTEP Program Specialist

Alumni College Center 204

1101 Sherman Drive - Utica, NY 13501

STEP: 315-792-5529
CSTEP: 315-792-5395