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STEP Program Assists Underrepresented Students

Date Released: 6/29/2010

The Science & Technology Entry Program honored ten high school seniors and served 120 students in grades 7-12.

The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)  at Purchase College, honored ten area graduating seniors at a recent ceremony at the Performing Arts Center.  The STEP Program provides opportunities for historically underrepresented 7th  to 12th grade students for entry and success in college degree programs leading to careers in science, technology or health related fields.


STEP provides a four-week summer program of curriculum-oriented hands-on instruction in math  and science plus team building and recreational activities, and a range of activities in the school year, including  Saturday morning science and math instruction, college trips, SAT review classes and Conferences.


Administered by Professor Peter Corfield and Leonie Gordon, STEP was inaugurated at Purchase in 1990, and now serves 120 students in the  7th -12th grades.


Graduating students include: Annae Amazan, New Rochelle High School; Natasha Amazan, New Rochelle High School; Andrew Taylor, New Rochelle High School; Danica Brown, Good Counsel Academy; Cassandra Lawrence, White Plains High School; Elena Lopez, White Plains High School; Victor Romano, Port Chester High School; Idia Ogala, Archbishop Stepinac High School; Richard Torres, Archbishop Stepinac High School; and Zonya Williams, HarryTruman High School, Bronx, NY.


Alumni of the program include a student who is in a doctoral program at Columbia University, a student who has just finished his first year at Harvard, a student studying nursing, and students attending SUNY Albany, Pace University, and Purchase College.