Monday, November 16, 2015

Interested in STEM Careers? Join CSTEP!

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at Barnard College is designed to increase access for historically underrepresented minorities or economically disadvantaged students who demonstrate interest in and show potential for, scientific, technical, health and health-related fields or the licensed professions. To qualify students must be residents of New York State. The program offers the following to participating students:
  • Paid Internships and Research Opportunities
  • Summer Research Opportunities
  • Provide financial assistance for specialized preparation courses for standardized examinations (e.g. GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc).
  • Free Personal or Small Group Tutoring
  • Academic Development and Counseling
  • Academic Enrichment Workshops
  • Career Seminars, Speakers and Networking Opportunities
  • Conference Sponsorship [On and Off Campus]
  • Enriching Professional/Personal Development Activities [CSTEP Student Conference and Competition, ASEP Academic Showcase] 

If you want to find out more information visit our website at or visit the Collegiate office at 001 Millbank Hall.

Internship Day at Riverside Park Conservatory on Saturday November 21, 2015

As you may know, STEP is interested providing leadership, community-building, and learning opportunities in science for our students.Saturday November 21, 9:30 pm-1:00 pm, STEP students will engage with the Riverside Park Conservancy acting as ecology volunteers in support of Leaf Lift.  Along with learning about the living environment,  your child will be supporting the beautification of Riverside Park.

At 9:30 am, students will walk with Mr. Wolfe to West 97th and Riverside Drive.

At 10 am, students will meet with and receive directions from the Riverside Park Conservancy staff.
STEP students will work along side other park volunteers sweeping debris, raking leaves, and trimming bushes.
Be mindful, STEP students will get dirty and be outside during their participation. Again, students will get dirty and be outside during the event.

At 12:45 pm, students will walk with Mr. Wolfe from West 97th and Riverside Drive back to Barnard College.  Once back at Barnard College, students will eat their lunch and go to their 1:30 pm elective class.

REMINDER: STEP New Parent Meeting

This Saturday, November 21st, please remember that we will hold a parent's meeting for new STEP students. The meeting will take place in 3rd Floor - Room 328 Millbank Hall from 12:30-2:45pm. Lunch will be served.

Event Schedule:
*12:00pm: Sign-In, Welcome & Food.
*12:20pm: Parent Ambassadors speaks to new parents.
*12:40pm: Johnathan Gibson, A Better Chance.
*1:10pm: Nickoles Martinez, AMNH
*1:40pm: New Parents visit Elective classes.
*2:15pm: New Parents back to Room 328 to debrief.
*2:45pm: Meet kids in room 5.

Parents will visit Computers, Medicine, and College Readiness.
Parents of 7th/8th graders (kids not yet in electives) will visit Architecture, Engineering, Art, Robotics.

Thanksgiving and Fellowship

As we are approaching the Thanksgiving season, we are aware that some students may not be able to have Thanksgiving dinner with family/friends because of various reasons like distance from home, cost of travel, etc. In an effort to make sure that we come together as a community, I am reaching out to see if students that live in the NYC area, will be willing to host a student for Thanksgiving dinner.  In turn, I also want to know if you are unable to be with family/friends this Thanksgiving and would like to have dinner with a Barnard student.

Please fill out this brief google form:

Happy Thanksgiving!