St. Lawrence University Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) students participated in the 27th-annual statewide CSTEP Conference in April. Held at the Sagamore Hotel and Conference Center in Bolton Landing, New York, the conference was attended by more than 600 CSTEP students representing 52 different universities from across New York state.
The students attended professional development workshops, a graduate school fair, and student presentations. Recent graduate Laura Ramirez Tlapa ’19 of Astoria presented her summer 2018 research, titled “Studying the Stress of Natural Disasters: A Case Study of the 2017 Earthquake in Puebla Mexico.” She won an award for Best Oral Presentation in the Human Services/Social Sciences II category.
Students Makenna Burr ’21 of Forestport; Tenzin Choeyang ’19 of Woodside; Janelle Dillon ’19 of Slate Hill; Edwin Garcia ’21 of Brooklyn; Valeria Hernandez ’21 of Manhattan; Marcelo Ortiz ’21 of Penfield; Skylar Ratcliffe ’21 of Dickinson Center; and, Jenesha Robert ’21 of Schenectady were also in attendance.
CSTEP is funded by the New York State Department of Education. Its goal is to increase the number of underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students who complete pre-professional or professional education programs that lead to professional licensure and to careers in mathematics, science, technology, and health-related fields.