Mission Statement

  • The Barnard College Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) offers an exciting and rigorous academic enrichment program designed to assist 7th – 12th grade students acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue post-secondary education leading to careers in scientific, technical or health-related fields, or the licensed professions. STEP seeks to increase the representation of historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged students in those fields.

STEP has the following goals

-Expose students to numerous careers requiring basic and advanced skills in mathematics and science.

-Provide students with opportunities to meet with role models and community leaders who may enhance their career and academic goals.

 -Introduce a creative and innovative learning experience for participants.

 -Present various workshops for parents that will assist them in taking an active role in their children’s academic lives.