The NSF STEP-UP project was a multi-year Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program – University Partnership (NU STEP-UP) that sought to increase the number of students receiving degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) disciplines. The program included STEM students from Northeastern University and collaborating Community Colleges (CC), with a special focus on recruiting and retaining traditionally underrepresented students in STEM studies.

The collaborating partners included: MassBay Community College (MBCC), Wellesley, MA; Middlesex Community College, Lowell/Bedford, MA; and Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill/Lawrence, MA. Additional funding from the Department of Homeland Security supported collaboration with Roxbury Community College (RCC).

stepupAn April 2013 Conference (Website, Abstract, Agenda) was held at MassBay Community College. The conference served to provide faculty from Community Colleges and partner universities the opportunity to share innovative programs and strategies supporting STEM pathways. This conference was the culmination of five years of partnership work between Northeastern University and partner Community Colleges. Additional sessions highlighted successful program models and strategies in place at institutions across the state of Massachusetts. Conference offerings were supported through funding by the National Science Foundation (Grant #0653090).

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Upcoming Events

  1. Engineering Explorations 2020

    February 17 @ 8:30 am - February 21 @ 3:00 pm
  2. BPS Science and Engineering Fair (Set-Up Day)

    February 28
  3. BPS Science and Engineering Fair

    February 29 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. STEM Field Trip – Joyce Kilmer

    March 13
  5. STEM Field Trip – Tucker Elementary

    March 20