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The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) works to increase the number of historically underrepresented, economically disadvantaged college students that complete preprofessional or professional undergraduate and graduate programs in these fields.

  • Students Making Smores with Dr. Teece
  • Students Using Fishing Nets
  • Students Kayaking
  • STEM Conference
  • Student CSTEP Presentation
  • Pumpkin Sling-Shot
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Students Carrying Kayak
  • Students Coloring
  • Students in Creek
  • New England Aquarium
  • Students Ice Skating
  • Ferry Boat Ride
  • Students with Stuffed Bears
  • CSTEP Members
  • CSTEP Dinner
  • Students by Tree
  • Overview of CSTEP Students
  • Students Wearing Hats
  • Member Helping Children
  • Student with Marshmallow
  • New England Aquarium from Outisde
  • Pumpkin Sling-Shot

CSTEP is a national award-winning enrichment program, sponsored by ESF and the New York State Department of Education, and designed to foster students' academic success in preparing for professional licensure or careers in the scientific, technical or health-related fields.

CSTEP Membership

Services provided to students are academic counseling, skills development, free tutoring, a faculty mentor, graduate student mentor, enrichment activities, internship/research opportunities, graduate school/career preparation, specialized workshops, and field trips. CSTEP provides opportunities for scholars to create and maintain resumes, research graduate school information, and attend educational and professional conferences.

Participant Requirements

CSTEP students at ESF may choose an option each semester giving one academic credit. Requirements for this course can be found in the CSTEP Course Syllabus.


You are eligible for CSTEP if you:

  1. Are a New York State resident or a permanent resident alien residing in New York State;
  2. Are interested in a career in the sciences, mathematics, or technology fields or any of the licensed professions of New York State;
  3. Are enrolled full-time at SUNY-ESF
  4. Have a GPA of 2.3 or higher;
  5. Are African American/Black, Alaskan Native, Native American/Pacific Islander, Latino/Hispanic
  6. Are Anglo American/White, or Asian American AND meet income eligibility guidelines as determined by the office of Financial Aid.




  • Program Director: Mary Triano, 110 Bray Hall, (315) 470-6660, mttriano@esf.edu
  • Coordinator: Eileen Baldassarre, 14 Bray Hall, (315) 470-4895, ebaldassarre@esf.edu
  • Graduate Assistant: Timothy Pede

Application Procedure

If you are interested in CSTEP membership, you may apply at CSTEP Office in Student Affairs, 14 Bray Hall, or print out and complete the application below. Return application to the address listed on the bottom of the form.