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Summer Immersion Program
Summer 2023

"...Laboratory Techniques, was absolutely amazing...Overall I had so much fun this summer...and I had a really amazing Professor who taught me so much about scientific equipment & labs.This was an amazing way that I spent my summer vacation rather than just being at home doing nothing. I learned something new, made new friends & have a new possible career choice for my future."

Laboratory Techniques

"Makes you think very innovative and creatively to complete the projects. The classes were actually fun and something I would look forward to doing."

Material Intelligence, Engineering & Art

"Gives very realistic and informative information about real world finances.

Cash Camp

Summer 2022

"Elementary Robotics is a great class with amazing things to learn from it. It was really fun."

Elementary Robotics

"Lab Techniques was very interesting. I learned many things. The course was very active and hands-on, and overall it was great."

Laboratory Techniques

"This was an amazing class. I had a lot of fun during experiments and the trips to Red Hook Farm. I also enjoyed meeting new people like me, who care about making this world a better place."

Urban Ecology

"I thought it was very helpful and thoughtful that you all provided us with the materials needed. Thank you!"

SAT Prep

Summer 2021

"Headache & Arts was a nice introduction to subjects dealing with the brain. The class is to help kids, and people around a person with certain conditions, understand the troubles of the brain and how to solve them, and help others. It is a good class."

Headache & Arts

"The teachers were great! They really helped you get an understanding of some strategies that will help you to do well on the SAT, and to know what to look out for, and how to be able to finish a section in that certain amount of time"

SAT Prep

"The class was excellent. I really enjoyed the labs we got to cover over these weeks."

Laboratory Techniques

"I would have liked allowing the class to run for more days, because the things we do in the class can be very time-consuming. Otherwise, the class is great."

Thinking in Code

Summer 2020

"During the course, I like how I learned new things and broadened the things I already knew. I will tell others, that BCSTEP will help with new experiences that will give them a chance to find out if they like that subject or not, and if they would like to continue in that subject or not. Also, it would look good on your transcript for college."

Laboratory Techniques

"I liked the class. It helped me understand the concept of the SAT’s and helped me to become a better student in English and math. The advantage of being a BCSTEP student is that it gives you an opportunity to like something new and be more prepared for the future."

PSAT/SAT Review

"I found the experiment with the UV pen interesting. I never knew that there was an invisible line on real dollar bills to tell them apart from fake ones. My favorite activity was dealing with the chemicals, I enjoyed seeing them react with one another. Being a BCSTEP student gives you an opportunity to experiment with many topics, and to find one that fits your fancy. Struggling to find a major? Perhaps joining BCSTEP will help you find something that you like. Be it robotics, chemistry, or biology, there’s something for everyone."

Science Mash-up

"In the course, I liked that the material corresponded with the thing that we learned throughout the school year. My favorite activity was the nature journals because they gave me a chance to actually observe my surroundings. It was fun to have the materials provided and to learn more about our environment. I’d like to say, ‘Thank you for the knowledge I obtained, even if it was done virtually. Have a blessed summer, to the producer of this BCSTEP program!"

Urban Ecology

Summer 2019

"My favorite BCSTEP activities were growing bioluminescent bacteria, observing skin cells, breeding worms underneath the microscope, and the dissection."

Laboratory Techniques

"My favorite BCSTEP activity this summer was the dissections of the squid, the mussel, and all of the dissections, except for the sheep heart and the perch; and I also enjoyed the Egg Drop challenge and the launching machine thingy."

Science Explorers

"My favorite BCSTEP activity this summer was going to the farm and helping out, and also seeing the fish when we visited the Aquaponics class."

Urban Food Systems

"At BCSTEP you get to learn about different ways to solve a murder, or get know how to build a water system for fish. You also get to do hands on activities and make new friends."

Summer 2018

"BCSTEP is a fun program. I got to fly planes and launch rockets. My favorite activities in Aeronautical Engineering were when we launched the rockets and when we worked with the bubbles."

Aeronautical Engineering

"My favorite BCSTEP activity this summer was doing a dissection and making a mouse trap car. Besides that fact that the program was both challenging and fun, I had teachers who helped and friends who made it even funner. I like how you get snakes at BCSTEP and that the classes are not long, so you can still enjoy other activities for the rest of the summer."

 Science Explorers

"BCSTEP is the perfect program to gain experience and knowledge in what you’re interested in. I really liked making DNA visible, crossing the genes of worms, dissecting an earthworm, dissecting owl pellets, and the other activities."

Laboratory Techniques

"My favorite activity at BCSTEP was when we were dealing with the worms and drilling holes into the buckets to better grow plants. I also liked how at the end of the program there was a barbecue and Mr. Tim gave us plants."

Urban Food Systems

Summer 2017

"From my experience BCSTEP is fun. While learning, you're also able to have a good laugh. There's no homework, and it teaches techniques that will help you. I took SAT Prep and Personal Finance, and I learned helpful strategies for me to do well on the SAT and what to expect in the future..."

SAT Prep

"Just take the time to go! It's amazing we made hydroponic plants, and we worked with worms and touched animals. "

Urban Ecology

"The BCSTEP is a fun academic program. The aeronautics engineering class allows me to create my own RC plane. I learned a lot about how to fly my plane as well as how to construct a custom one. "

 Aeronautical Engineering

"In science explorers you get to dissect animals and make cars out of mouse traps. You also get to make rackets out of chalk and vinegar. You also get free snacks."

Science Explorers

Summer 2016

"BCSTEP provides a well rounded fun and educational experience, which can captivate the interest of more advanced participants and still give a firm foundation for anyone new to build on."

"Joining the BCSTEP program has allowed me to explore new experiences. It gave me the opportunity to experience the atmosphere of a working lab, and to work with, and to learn from an experienced research crew."

"As a participant in BCSTEP, I felt that it has helped me to build a greater interest in science fields such as forensics, after conducting fun experiments in the lab. I learned much about various vertebrate animals through my dissections of fishes and sharks. I enjoyed this program because there was a small class setting where I was able to work closely with my teacher and peers. I also enjoyed that the lessons were very hands-on, which allowed me to be an active learner in the program."

Laboratory Techniques

"Through my experiences at BCSTEP and in the research lab, I have garnered an extraordinary amount of interest to pursue a STEM field. My research experience fully solidified my mindset on pursuing a STEM field because they gave me much needed hands-on experience working in an actual lab. The people and team that you work and interact with is beyond supportive of your endeavors and will fully stand beside you. You develop a sense of family through the program and would never feel alone in your works. You learn from the lab and also the lessons taught but you also learn from each other. I am very satisfied on how much BCSTEP and research has influenced me in my goals. This experience has driven me to strive for success and I can proudly claim that I am attending a combined B.S/M.D program in the fall!"

Laboratory Techniques

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