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Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program

Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program

Program Description

The Biology Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is funded by the New York State Education Department, grant number 0537-19-1091 and is designed to:

For More Information Contact:

  • Professor Craig Hinkley Ph.D
    CSTEP Program Director

  • Kingsborough Community College
    Biology Department
  • 718-368-5783

1) Increase historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students' awareness of the biological sciences as career options

2) Increase the numbers of these students who complete pre-professional or professional education programs of study that lead to licensure in CSTEP-targeted professions

At Kingsborough Community College, CSTEP supports students who are pursuing degrees in one of the following degree programs:

A.S. Biology, A.S. Biotechnology, A.A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S. Nursing, A.A.S. Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic and A.A.S. Surgical Technology. The program fosters a cooperative learning environment with support services that enhance each student's academic growth and professional potential.

CSTEP provides these comprehensive support services to its students:

  • Individual and group tutoring
  • Academic and career planning
  • Program planning
  • Career seminars and guest speakers
  • Special skills development workshops
  • Research internship opportunities
  • Supplemental books and study resources
  • Visits to scientific, industrial, and health care facilities
  • Opportunities to present research at national and regional conferences
  • Book Vouchers
  • Winter Module Stipend