Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program

CSTEP Mission

The CSTEP Program is designed to increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who enroll in and complete undergraduate and graduate programs leading to professional licensure or to careers in the fields of science, technology and education at the College of Staten Island. Exposing CSTEP students to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic) disciplines will help reshape the culture of these  professions as students reach their desired career goals.  

The CSTEP Program is housed at the College of Staten Island and supported and administered through The Division of Academic Affairs and the New York State Department of Education.

Importance of CSTEP in Current Economy

CSTEP graduates live in New York State and work in high paying STEM and licensed fields that contribute to the State and Local tax base, which aide in the economic recovery and boost our National debt. STEM fields are therefore vital to our State and Nation.

NYSED CSTEP Pledge

Today, as we connect the vision embedded in the Collegiate Science & Technology Program to a world in transition, we commit to be a learning community dedicated to empowering and transforming our lives and the lives of others. This vision provides the motivation and energy for bringing about a humane world, one that welcomes commonalities and cherishes the wealth of diversity found among our different community cultures. Using our collective knowledge and experience, we seek to advance social justice and protect human rights by valuing and nurturing the expansion of learning, intellectual inquiry, critical thinking and community services.

Contact Information

Debra Evans-Greene
Project Director
Phone : 718.982.2638
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Karl Francis
Program Coordinator
Phone : 718.982.2571
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Office Hours

Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Benefits

Students with grade point averages of 2.9 and higher can receive a paid internship or summer research opportunity in the various fields of Science, Technology or Education.
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Freshmen Summer Program

Incoming freshmen from historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged backgrounds will have an opportunity to interact with like-minded students.
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Program Requirements

The CSTEP Program is designed for New York State residents, including permanent resident who must be full-time students and have good academic standing
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Scholarship Opportunities

CSTEP students have access to a wide variety of scholarship programs.  Follow the link to explore the many scholarship opportunities open to our students.
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STEP Program

STEP is a Saturday enrichment program that services students from Staten Island in grades 7 through 12, who demonstrate an interest in and have a potential for a career in sciences