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ERIC Number: ED044450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-15
Pages: 37
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Stevens Technical Enrichment Program: Report on Summer 1970.
Wormack, Leslie
The goals of the Stevens Technical Enrichment Program (STEP) are to seek out economically and educationally deprived high school students who show potential in science and mathematics, and to train and motivate these students to enter college. Students were selected from high schools in Hoboken and Newark, New Jersey, as well as from New York City. In conjunction with the high schools involved, STEP set up an intensive summer program at Stevens Institute of Technology, and followup programs during the academic year. Students continue in STEP until graduation, attending summer programs every year. The summer curriculum placed heavy emphasis on the development of mathematical, language, and laboratory skills. Through the rigorous academic schedule, educational field trips, and living experience on campus, the students developed academic skills and self-awareness. As a result, the level of interest, involvement, and scholarship was very high. Because of the high level of academic proficiency demonstrated, academic credit may be awarded for satisfactory ratings. In three years, STEP has graduated 30 seniors, 25 of whom have become freshmen in college. None, or at best few, of these young men would have gone on to college if they were not in STEP. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/JW)
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Authoring Institution: Stevens Inst. of Tech., Hoboken, NJ.