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Science Talent Expansion Program

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Science Talent Expansion Program
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: 509-963-3002

STEP Bridging Program for Sophomore Students


The STEP Bridging Program for sophomore STEP students provides unique research, teaching, and recruiting opportunities for undergraduate students who have successfully completed the STEP Freshman Science Seminar and who are continuing to major in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics disciplines. The objectives of this aspect of the program are to...

  • Connect students with faculty members who are working on research or teaching projects in their area of interest and expose students to undergraduate research and teaching opportunities at CWU.
  • Provide students with experiences that will help them to excel in their STEM academics and future STEM careers.
  • Continue academic advising, mentoring, tutoring, and social support opportunities for STEM students at CWU throughout their academic careers.



Students who have completed the STEP Freshman Science Seminar series (STEP 101/102/103) and who have written a research, teaching, or recruiting proposal that has been approved for funding are eligible to participate in the Bridging Program for STEP sophomores.

Students participating in the Bridging Program as STEP sophomores are expected to present their projects at SOURCE.

If you are an incoming transfer student and you would like to apply to the STEP program, please see the STEP Bridging Program for Transfer Students page.

If you have any questions about the STEP Bridging Program for sophomores, please contact the STEP Program Coordinator at


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