The Pipeline & Partnerships

Rensselaer values the pipeline relationship and partnerships that have evolved over the years with organizations from around the country. Many talented and qualified students, who otherwise may have not had the opportunity, have been able to pursue a STEM degree at Rensselaer by virtue of the collaborative efforts in the pipelines to ensure student success in high school, in the college application process, at Rensselaer as matriculating students, and as Rensselaer graduates who are valued employees in the workforce and active, participating citizens.

The list below includes a brief description and links to several of the organizations which make up Rensselaer pipeline.

A Better Chance - The pre-eminent national resource for recruiting, identifying, and developing leaders among young people of color- African- American, Latino, Asian-American, and Native American.

The Albert G. Oliver Program - The mission of the Albert G. Oliver Program is to cultivate a new generation of leaders by providing exceptional African American and Latino youth from New York City access to selective boarding and day schools and continued support in achieving their future academic and professional goals.

ACE Mentor Program - The ACE Mentor Program serves high school youth who are exploring careers in Architecture, Construction, or Engineering.

California College Bound - College Bound provides academic programs and services that prepare underserved students for admission into and graduation from institutions of higher education.

The Gates Millennium Scholars - The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.

Memphis Rotary - Memphis Rotary works with academically promising but economically disadvantaged high school students identifying appropriate summer prep school opportunities, scholarships and assistance with the college application process.

NACME - The National Council on Minorities in Engineering mission is to provide leadership and support for the national effort to increase the representation of successful African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering and technology, math- and science-based careers.

NCSSSMST - The National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology is a national alliance of schools dedicated to preparing students to become leaders in meeting the challenges of the future and to transformomg mathematics and science education.

New Jersey Seeds - NJ Seeds prepares academically talented, financially limited youth for success at competitive secondary schools.

Prep for Prep - Prep for Prep identifies talented students from minority group backgrounds, prepares them for placement in independent schools, and provides a sense of community, peer support, critical post-placement services, and a range of leadership development opportunities.

Project Lead the Way - PLTW prepares an increasing and more diverse group of students to successfully pursue science, engineering and engineering technology programs at the post-secondary level.

STEP - The purpose of the Science Technology Entry Program, a program of the New York State Education Depatment is to increase the number of historically underrepresented and disadvantaged students prepared to enter college, and improve their participation rate in mathematics, science, technology, health related fields and the licensed professions.

Sponsors for Educational Oppportunity - The SEO scholars program provides motivated NYC public school students of color with the academic enrichment, college guidance, and leadership development needed to gain admission and to succeed at selective colleges and universities.

TEAK - The TEAK Fellowship helps talented New York City students from low income familes gain admission to and succeed at top high schools and colleges.

TRIO - The Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Upward Bound - Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree; and low-income, first-generation military veterans who are preparing to enter postsecondary education. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

Young Scholars Program - The Young Scholars is a college preparatory and leadership development program founded and created in response to the need to increase the academic achievement level of underrpresented (African American, Latino, and low income) students and to prepare them for eligibility and admission to competitive universities and colleges.

Pre-College Initiatives, Phone: (518) 276-3098, Fax: (518) 276-4839