National Science Foundation STEP Program

STEP Program

The Shiley School of Engineering, in partnership with a National Science Foundation STEP grant, offers a year-long academic success program for first and second year students who are behind in their degree progress. Throughout the year, students will participate in meetings with the STEP counselor and attend workshops focused on topics such as effective writing, study strategies, diversity in engineering, and professional development.

First-year students who choose to participate in the STEP program will be eligible for the Summer Program (see below). Second-year students who participate in the STEP program will be eligible for a tuition stipend for summer courses (to be taken at UP).

Summer Program 

In conjunction with the STEP program, the School of Engineering is offering a Summer Program for first-year STEP students preparing to enter their sophomore year. This is an 8-week experience held during the first summer session for students who are behind in their degree progress. During the program students will take two university courses, go on industry site visits, and participate in various career development opportunities.   

For more information, please visit the STEP website.

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