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The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. Citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The STEP Program at UNM School of Engineering addresses the needs of student diversity and retention and revolves around the theme of Student-Centered Teaching and Learning. The Project has the following four components: Mentoring (by Faculty and Peers), Internships, Targeted Retention Activities, Financial Incentives.

STEP Program Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to participate in the program, students must:
• Be a U.S. citizen, national, refugee or permanent resident alien
• Be admitted to your department in the School of Engineering by beginning of spring 2018
• Demonstrate academic ability and not be on academic probation
• Be enrolled full-time at UNM at the time of application 

In addition:

If you are a Mechanical Engineering major, you must take:
ME 318L: Mechanical Engineering Lab
in the Fall of 2017 or Spring 2018

If you are a Chemical & Biological Engineering major, you must take: CBE251: Chemical Process Calculations in the Fall of 2017 and
CBE302: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics in the Spring of 2018

If you are a Nuclear Engineering major, you must take:
NE 230: Principles of Radiation Protection in the Fall of 2017 and
NE 314: Thermodynamics and Nuclear Systems in the Spring 2018

If you are an Electrical & Computer Engineering  major, you must take:
ECE 213: Circuit Analysis II 
ECE 238L: Computer Logic Design in the Fall of 2017 or Spring 2018

If you are a Computer Science major, you must take:
CS 261: Math Foundations of CS:
in the Fall of 2017 or Spring 2018 and be no further along than a 1st semester Junior in the department curriculum by the end of Spring 2018

If you are a Civil Engineering & Construction Engineering major, you must take:
Math 162: Calculus I 
Math 163: Calculus II 
Phys 160: General Physics 
CS 151L: Comp Prog Fund/Lab 
Chem 121L: General Chem/Lab 
Chem 123L: General Chem/Lab 
CE 160L: Civil Engineering Design 
by the Spring semester 2018 or already have completed these classes, and must not be further along than a Junior in department curriculum by end of Spring 2018