Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) is funded by the New York State Education Department. It is designed to assist under-served secondary school-aged students (those from minority groups underrepresented in scientific, technical and health-related professions and/or those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds). Our aim is to support them in acquiring the skills, attitudes and abilities required to pursue careers in STEM and licensed professions by way of post-secondary degree programs. The program's initiatives focus on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills through a range of enrichment activities that include student development, leadership opportunities, career exploration, college preparation, internships, and parent workshops. RPI STEP activities occur after school and Saturdays during the school year, on public school break weeks, and in the summer. RPI STEP supports students entering grades 7 through 12 attending local secondary schools.

On the 20th Anniversary of the Science & Technology Entry Program in 2007, the New York State Education Department gave Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute a Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition of its commitment, dedication, vision and leadership for its Charter Program preparing scholars to become future professionals in the Scientific, Technical, and Licensure fields.

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