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MVCC STEP and CSTEP programs to host STEM workshops at the Empowerment Center

Feb 16, 2017

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Mohawk Valley Community College’s Science Technology Entry Program (STEP) and Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) are offering a series of STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, and math) workshops at the Empowerment Center, 230 James St., Utica, this spring.

The series of workshops is open to all students in grades 7 – 12, their parents, and supporters. In addition to the workshops, MVCC staff will be on-hand to provide tutoring services. Snacks will be available.

All workshops will be held on Thursday afternoons from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Empowerment Center. The schedule of workshops is:

  • March 2: Welcome Event, Demos, and Overview of Workshops
  • March 16: The Who, What, Where of MVCC STEP
  • March 30: The Who What, When, Where of MVCC CSTEP
  • April 13: Service Provider Fair
  • April 27: Get Your Science On
  • May 18: Review of Workshop Series
  • June 3: Movie Night (7 – 9:30 p.m.)

STEP is jointly sponsored by the College and the New York State Education Department. It serves to encourage qualified high school students to consider careers in STEM fields and licensed professions. Programming includes peer mentoring, tutoring, standardized test preparation, college visits, workshops, and educational field trips. These activities are centered on fostering student success in high school and beyond.

CSTEP is open to students from various backgrounds, and provides customized strategies for success in all aspects of the student’s life with a special emphasis on career plans for pre-med/pre-law, health-related fields, engineering, education, accounting, and more. Alumni of the program have credited CSTEP with providing opportunities to foster personal and professional growth, helping them to complete their degree to transfer or continue on their career journey.

To register, please call MVCC’s STEP/CSTEP Office at 315.792.5386 or visit

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