Step Up to STEM FAQs

General Q&A

Application technical support

Key Dates for Summer 2024

December 1, 2023: Application portal opens

January 11, 2024: Step Up to STEM at ECSU Virtual Information Session

January 18, 2024: Step Up to STEM at NCSSM-Durham Virtual Information Session

February 8, 2024: Application portal closes

March 13, 2024: Acceptance decisions emailed

March 27, 2024: Deadline for acceptance contracts to be submitted

June 16-21, 2024: Cohort 2 (NCSSM-Durham)

July 7-12, 2024: Cohorts 1 and 2 (ECSU)

July 14-19, 2023: Cohort 1 (NCSSM-Durham)

Please note the following:
Cohort 1 = rising 9th grade students
Cohort 2 = rising 10th grade students

Step Up to STEM Virtual Office Hours:
The purpose of the Step Up to STEM Virtual Office Hours is to answer any questions that parents, students, and/or educators may have about the Step Up to STEM application process.

December 7, 2024: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
January 25, 2024: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Program Director, NCSSM-Durham

Letitia Hubbard

Instructor of Engineering and Mentorship

919-416-2839

Program Director, ECSU

Step Up to STEM

stepup@ncssm.edu

919-416-2784

Gerri Cole

Associate Director of STEM Outreach, Equity, and Engagement

919-416-2784