CSTEP Events and Activities

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Annual Statewide Conference

The CSTEP Annual Statewide Conference fosters talented students’ academic success in preparing for professional licensure, careers in STEM and the licensed professions. Each year, approximately 700 students and staff attend the conference from 55 schools and colleges across New York State. It’s an opportunity for CSTEP students to showcase their research and gain professional and academic development in the process.

This annual three-day conference exposes students to a variety of motivational, academic, research and career-related workshops, dynamic and engaging speakers, and a graduate opportunities fair. During the conference, more than 180 students compete in the conference’s signature Research Poster Competition in the following categories:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Technology
  • Social Sciences
  • Human Services

Several of our past presenters are now pursuing graduate or professional school and the conference represents a tremendous opportunity for them to network, compete and develop their presentation skills.