• students posing for a photo

    Built-In Community

    Students are placed in cohorts to provide a built-in community to form study groups and friendships.

  • Students stamp WMU frisbees during fall welcome activities

    Fall Welcome

    Students stamp frisbees in the plastics lab during fall welcome activities.

  • CEAS students at the STEP Kick-Off BBQ

    Make Connections

    CEAS students mingle with faculty and staff at a STEP kick-off BBQ.

What is STEP?

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the driving forces for innovation that have improved the social and economic well-being of society and its citizens. STEM careers are exciting and interesting, but the path to obtaining a bachelor's degree in engineering and applied sciences is challenging. That is why the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has implemented the STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP) to help you develop the academic skills and habits, life skills and connections to the College of Engineering and WMU so you can successfully complete your studies and become engineers and applied scientists.

Some of the programs in the STEP Program include placing students in cohorts, free academic tutoring in three locations, personalized academic counseling for each student, a monthly parent and family newsletter designed to make families our partners in student success, and other social activities designed to bring students and faculty together.

Take advantage of the resources provided by STEP to increase your chance of success at Western Michigan University!