Stevens Technical Enrichment Program (STEP)

The Stevens Technical Enrichment Program (STEP) provides support and encouragement to students from groups frequently underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). STEP offers an environment and space in which the students can freely engage and support each other, presents programs which facilitate their academic, personal, and professional development, and hosts events which celebrate the students’ cultural and ethnic diversity.


STEP oversees the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program, manages the Accessing Careers in Engineering and Science (ACES) Program, and the Art Harper Saturday Academy (AHSA) for high school students, and also coordinates the Bridge summer program for pre-freshmen.

The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program is a comprehensive student support program funded by New Jersey's Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. It offers eligible students a wide range of support services, and a monetary award within their financial aid package. All students receiving an EOF grant are considered members of STEP and are required to attend the Bridge summer program.

STEP Bridge is a challenging six-week college-level summer residential program for incoming freshmen. It helps students begin their transition from high school to college in general, and Stevens in particular. During Bridge the pre-freshmen attend classes, network with upperclassmen, create friendships, and develop relationships with STEP staff and faculty members. Students either are required to attend Bridge as a condition of their admission to Stevens or apply to attend the summer program. Any Stevens’ undergraduate who did not participate in Bridge is welcome to join STEP during the academic year.

For more information, contact, or 201-216-5387, or visit the STEP Office in the Wesley J. Howe Center.