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STEM Smart

STEM Smart, housed in the Department of Technology and Society,  is an umbrella organization of  STEM Education Programs designed to enhance the participation of groups that are underrepresented in STEM education and careers.  Supporters of these programs include SBU, the NYSE, the National Science Foundation, businesses, private foundations, and individuals.  


Read about Embracing Diversity While Fueling the Innovation Pipeline Community Outreach Programs Propel Students in STEM Disciplines .

In the Spotlight

SBU Student Nathan Payen The URECA website regularly features students' perspectives on research and/or creative activities.   

Take a look at Nathan Payen's interview here!

SBU Student Leslie Pesantez

Congratulations to Leslie Pesantez, our very own CSTEP student for winning honorable mention for the essay she submitted to the The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine  and the NYU Grossman School of Medicine.   There were over 100 entries to the STEP and CSTEP Essay competition, spotlighting program participants throughout New York State,  the judges were impressed by how the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired young scholars to pursue a career in the health professions, science or technology.    

SBU Student Hillary Ramos Espinoza

 Read all about SBU student Hillary Ramos Espinoza in her interview about her STEM path! 

News & Announcements

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Our esteemed former colleague, Mr. Paul Siegel, in his generosity and foresight, set up a scholarship for underrepresented women in STEM who are part of CSTEP. This is your opportunity to give a little to help out your fellow CSTEPers and those of the future. Every little bit helps but no pressure to contribute.

We also wanted to make you aware of this scholarship to let you know that opportunities are available because people are out there invested in your success.

Hear some words of wisdom from Dr. Veloso on Navigating STEM

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   CSTEP Application

Apply to be a part of CSTEP today! For more information about CSTEP take a look at the page

Here is the CSTEP Application!


SnappyXO Logo Take a Look at Our Recent  Pilot Program!

The SnappyXO™ pilot program occured this past summer as a remote learning engineering themed intiative.

Read more about the pilot program here!