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STEP into STEM

Summer Math Transition Program


Program Description

 

STEP into STEM is a two-week (during Summer 2022) program for first-time freshmen to familiarize themselves with the social and academic expectations of college, increase preparation and confidence in mathematics, learn to navigate the CSULB campus, and build a network of STEM peers, faculty, and staff. Students will work with a mentor, improve math skills over the two-week program, and learn about the various campus resources at CSULB.

Program Goal



To enrich students’ mathematical skills and facilitate their transition to their STEM major at CSULB.

Program Objectives & Benefits

Students will…

  • Complete their mathematics placement using ALEKS, facilitated by a CSULB math instructor.
  • Learn about academic expectations, campus resources and services at CSULB.
  • Engage in academic preparation and professional development opportunities related to their STEM degree.
  • Network and build camaraderie with fellow peers, mentors, faculty, and staff within various departments related to STEM.
  • Gain skills that can increase confidence in mathematics and science to have a more successful Fall 2022 semester.

Program Details

June 20, 2022 – July 1, 2022

IN PERSON

Mon-Friday

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Hours/format subject to change)


Eligibility Requirements

  • Incoming freshman enrolling Fall 2022 at CSULB (must submit intent to matriculate by May 1, 2022)
  • Pre-major in the College of Engineering or the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics OR Undeclared with an interest in declaring a STEM major

How to Apply:

  • Complete online application 
  • Prepare to write one short paragraph on the following questions:
    1. Why did you choose your major? What are your career goals?
    2. What do you hope to gain by participating in the STEP into STEM program?
  • Upload:
    • One copy of your unofficial high school transcripts (does not need to include senior year grades)
  • Priority Deadline May 22,2022

Click to Apply


Registration will open March 2022

If Accepted:

  • Commit to participate in the STEP into STEM Summer program for the full 2-weeks
  • Attend mandatory orientation with parent or legal guardian on Saturday, June 11th 
  • Opportunity to participate in the EXCEL Learning Community class during your freshman year (more information at SOAR) 

Student Participant Testimonial

Have Additional Questions? Visit our FAQ page

Testimonials

"I gained a better understanding of campus life and the opportunities and assistance it can provide for its students. This experience gave me the opportunity to get to know faculty and my classmates."
2019-10-07T14:05:58+00:00
"I gained a better understanding of campus life and the opportunities and assistance it can provide for its students. This experience gave me the opportunity to get to know faculty and my classmates."
“I also learned that I actually like collaborating in group work, not because I can't do it by myself, but because I like having reassurance that I'm doing something right and hearing different ways to do something.”
2019-10-07T14:06:23+00:00
“I also learned that I actually like collaborating in group work, not because I can't do it by myself, but because I like having reassurance that I'm doing something right and hearing different ways to do something.”
“I learned where can I get help and how to get around campus.  I improved my speaking skills because I was scared to talk in the beginning”
2019-10-07T14:06:57+00:00
“I learned where can I get help and how to get around campus.  I improved my speaking skills because I was scared to talk in the beginning”
“ I learned more about the College of Engineering and the resources that are provided for STEM majors.  I had an awesome experience meeting all the faculty members and was able to get some of the contact information.  Some skills I learned more about were Leadership, Communication, and Working together.”
2019-10-07T14:07:29+00:00
“ I learned more about the College of Engineering and the resources that are provided for STEM majors.  I had an awesome experience meeting all the faculty members and was able to get some of the contact information.  Some skills I learned more about were Leadership, Communication, and Working together.”
“In STEP into STEM  I've not only gained some problem-solving skills, but the experience of being a college student and how to succeed in your own way.  I've also got to know the college and how to navigate myself.”
2019-10-07T14:08:03+00:00
“In STEP into STEM  I've not only gained some problem-solving skills, but the experience of being a college student and how to succeed in your own way.  I've also got to know the college and how to navigate myself.”