Rensselaer Pipeline & Partnerships

Rensselaer is committed to providing opportunities for underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students in grades K-12 that will improve their access to and their ongoing success in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. We accomplish this through year-around pre-college pipeline initiatives which include Tutor Time (America Reads and Counts) and the RPI STEP program; summer initiatives such as the PREFACE program, the EXXONMOBIL Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, the Harlem Academy Collaboration for Innovation and GE Girls, as well as through contacts with individual college-bound students who would like guidance and support as they progress through high school. We work with a growing number of committed organizations across the country who are also engaged in providing appropriate mentoring and enrichment to ensure that their constituent students are prepared for success as they embark upon college education in the traditional STEM fields.

Rensselaer has provided enriching experiences for underrepresented and socially disadvantaged students since 1978, with its first PREFACE summer program and 1986 with the STEP Program. Tutor Time (1995), the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp @ RPI (2008), Harlem Academy (2010) and GE Girls (2012) continue to inspire students to achieve in school and pursue studies in the STEM fields. It also hosted the NY State Gear-Up program, and the NYS5STEM over the past, working with cohorts of local and NYC school students. For more information on these programs, contact the program director by email or by phone at (518)276-3098.

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