Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)


The Le Moyne College Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) is one of 51 STEP programs in New York State. Serving 99+ students in Nottingham High School, Henninger High School, Syracuse Middle Schools and all of Onondaga County, the program is a collaboration of the New York State Department of Education, Le Moyne College, and the Syracuse City School District. Since 1987, STEP has prepared historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students for college, and their pursuit of careers in math, science, technology, and the health-related or licensed professions.

Program Eligibility
STEP Students

  • New York State resident for at least 1 year
  • Be historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged
  • Intend to pursue a college major/career in the STEM field and/or licensed professions.

STEP Students
  • Maintain a GPA of 80 or above
  • Attend a monthly advising appointment with our program staff
  • vIf Henninger or Notthingham student, must attend four after school sessions and two Saturday STEM Academy a month
  • All other students must attend at least two Saturday STEM Academy a month.
STEP Students
  • Tutoring throughout the academic year
  • SAT, ACT and Regents preparation
  • College application and career advising
  • Opportunities for hands-on research with college faculty
  • Conferences, seminars, workshops participation
  • Saturday STEM Academy
  • Peer and Professional Mentoring
  • Science Labs and activities
  • Field trips
  • Technology-related, Science and Math enrichment courses
  • Speakers series
  • Cultural trips

Darshini Roopnarine, MSW, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean, Student Development
Director, Science Technology Entry Program (STEP)
Director, Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
315-445-4584 (phone)

Jordan Law, MS
Assistant Director, STEP and CSTEP
315-445-4655 (phone)



Lauren Van Derzee, MA
Associate Director, STEP and CSTEP
315-445-4659 (phone)



STEP Visit

In June, 35 seniors in the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) graduated from area high schools. 100% of the STEP graduating class will attend college in the fall including eight who will be attending Le Moyne and transitioning into the CSTEP Program. Other colleges the students will be attending include: Clarkson, Syracuse, Cornell, Wells, St. Bonaventure, Oswego and OCC. Collectively, the students were awarded tens of thousands of dollars in local, national and institutional scholarships.

During the 2017-18 academic year, this group completed 1,442 hours in internships and spent more than 1,500 hours being tutored and advised during and after school and on Saturdays. The STEP students continuously surpass their peers across the state in program participation, graduation and college enrollment rates. 

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