Eligibility & Application to BCSTEP

Under-represented minority and financially disadvantaged students, who have demonstrated skill in science and are attending one of the BCSTEP partnering high schools will be considered as applicants. Participation in this program is FREE. 

“Hi my name is Amna and I am a senior at Midwood High School and have been a part of the BCSTEP program for two years. This program enabled me to develop an interest in the STEM field by allowing me to intern in the biology department under the supervision of Dr. Anjana Saxena. Under her mentorship, I engaged in an independent project involving the role of nucleolar stress factors in the cellular DNA damage response. I believe that this program allowed me to think critically– designing experiments requires foresight and a thorough integration of many concepts learned in the classroom, abilities I think are important for an individual to possess, and that I hope I can continue to develop. Moreover, one of the many other great things about this program is its desire to see all of its students excel regardless of financial standing. This program provides aid to those students who are in need through free SAT prep sessions, test prep resources, and other enrichment programs.”
Amna Aslam, Midwood High School, Grade 12
“BCSTEP provides a well rounded fun and educational experience, which can captivate the interest of more advanced participants and still give a firm foundation for anyone new to build on.”
Ethan Ikegami, Dyker Heights, Grade 8
“Joining the BCSTEP program has allowed me to explore new experiences. It gave me the opportunity to experiences the atmospheres of a working lab, to work with and to learn from an experienced research crew.”
ShuHui Li, Midwood High School, Grade 12
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