STEP (Science & Technology Entry Program) is funded by NY State Department of Education and Union College to encourage underrepresented students in science related fields. Minority and low-income 7th through 12th graders are eligible to participate. STEP summer mentors will work with students to conduct a research project. Mentors will be responsible for a group of 4-5 students throughout the day as they work on their projects, attend workshops, and during lunch and recreation time. Mentors will rotate throughout the program as trolley monitors for student pick up and drop off. Mentors are required to attend an orientation meeting during Spring Term. Housing is provided for 3 weeks (7/6 - 7/24/2020). Mentors will be paid $1,300 plus a $100.00 per week meal stipend. Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM*
*Please note, the final day (7/24/20) will be extended until 7:00 PM, when the students will present their research.
Open to Union College students only. For additional information contact Erynne Blackburn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-388-6609.
Application deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020.
Incomplete or late applications (including 2 reference letters) will not be considered. For more information about STEP, go to: stepforleaders.org
and enter Science and Technology Entry Program in the search bar. An interview will be scheduled if you are selected as a finalist and final notifications will be made via Campus Mail.
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.
Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.
Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.
Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.
Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.