CSTEP - Summer Institute
Opportunity Programs

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

Summer Institute

Dates for 2017 Program

Utica College's Summer Institute will be held: Saturday, July 1, 2017 through Saturday, August 5, 2017. 


About the Program:
CSTEP Summer Institute
The CSTEP Summer Institute is designed to prepare students for the challenging and engaging coursework they will begin in the fall semester. The institute will bring together talented students and faculty for an exciting five-week program of coursework, scientific inquiry, and occasionally just plain fun. The program is scheduled for July through August. During that time students will live on campus in the Utica College residence halls and they will work in the laboratories and learn with faculty from the Biology, Chemistry, Education and Physical Therapy departments at Utica College.

These faculty have designed a curriculum filled with science activities ranging from anatomy to zoology. Imagine finding remains and trying to determine if they are human or animal, designing your own solar oven, or using chemistry to solve a crime! In addition, students will have the opportunity to get a head start on their mathematics requirements; there will be specialized math courses aimed to give students a head start beyond their mathematics placement level in the fall.

Students selected to participate in the summer institute receive funding for all housing, food and academic related expenses for the five-week program. Only students admitted to Utica College as first time students and have declared a CSTEP-targeted major, are eligible for participation in the CSTEP Summer Institute.

Click here to see the 2016 Summer Institute Student Handbook

Note: When the handbook is posted, you will need a valid UC student login to view the file. If you do not already have one, go to http://password.utica.edu to activate your account or contact Opportunity Programs for more information.


John D. Ossowski, M.S., M.S.W.
Director, Opportunity Programs

(315) 792-3216
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502