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  • 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.

    STEP staff

    Darshini Roopnarine, MSW, Ph.D.
    Assistant Dean, Student Development
    Director, Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
    Director, Science Technology Entry Program (STEP)Le Moyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Road, Romero Hall 2nd floor
    Syracuse, New York 13214
    roopnatd@lemoyne.edu
    315-445-4661 (phone)
    315-445-6068 (fax)


    Cleane Medeiros, PharmD., MSc., Ph.D.
    Associate Director, Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
    Le Moyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Road, Romero Hall 2nd floor
    Syracuse, New York 13214
    medeircl@lemoyne.edu
    315-445-4659 (phone)

    Program Eligibility

    Le Moyne College 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.

     

    Program Requirements

    Le Moyne College STEP Program

    • Maintain a GPA of 80 or above
    • Attend a monthly advising appointment with our program staff
    • If 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.

    We Provide:

    Le Moyne College STEP Program

    • 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

    2017-2018 Class Update

    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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