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At Stevens, we prize students who are driven to design, build and create the technologies and businesses that will shape the future. We recognize that the kind of talent that will produce game-changing innovations and enterprises can be demonstrated in a variety of ways.
To identify and help realize the potential of aspiring, intuitive innovators and entrepreneurs, we’ve launched [email protected], a unique program for the makers and doers who are tenacious in their pursuit of creation, passionate about technology, and focused on achieving solutions – and whose focus on these pursuits may have had an effect on traditional academic achievement.
[email protected] prioritizes a student’s innate gift for problem solving and hands-on STEM skills during the Stevens application process.
iST[email protected] students who are admitted to Stevens will enter as first-year students. They will have the benefit of a holistic support program for their entire undergraduate life at Stevens – one that has been designed to nurture and develop their talents while increasing their chances for success at Stevens and beyond. It includes:
Launchpad is an extensive, multi-year coaching program that runs parallel to the curriculum. It has been specifically designed to help students perform original work, file patents, build products and systems, and start and scale entire companies.
Recent Launchpad students have created value exceeding $36 million. These initiatives transform society by using the power of STEM innovation to address global challenges such as hunger, poverty, sickness, injustice and unemployment. Launchpad leverages the agility and power of technology and innovation to create positive change.
[email protected] students are individuals who have a unique, innate ability to see across technologies, make connections and sprint toward success. They possess a natural talent that, if nurtured and supported in the right environment, can lead to pioneering inventions and game-changing enterprises. While this gift for engineering solutions to problems is evident to those who observe them daily at school, in many cases these talents are not always reflected in grades and/or test scores. Counselors and teachers should identify students who meet the following profile:
Admission to Stevens through [email protected] requires student participation in [email protected] Evaluation Day, an invitation-only event held in November in which participants are assigned a task to complete and evaluated on their performance. This evaluation will be a critical component of their application to Stevens for undergraduate admission. Only students who have been nominated by their high school teacher or counselor will be considered for admission to [email protected] Teachers and counselors should email [email protected] for more information on how to nominate students.
A high school counselor or teacher must nominate the student. Seniors in high school who are considering specific fields (computer science, cybersecurity, electrical engineering, computer engineering and software engineering) are ideal candidates for the program.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will contact all students nominated by their counselors or teachers and let them know they have been recommended for this special opportunity. They will be informed of the requirements for participation in [email protected] Evaluation Day.
Stevens will review portfolios of nominated students and invite selected candidates to [email protected] Evaluation Day. More information about the event will be provided at this time, including the day’s agenda and any necessary preparations.
Invited students will participate in a full-day event comprising a series of technology challenges where they will be evaluated on the following:
Students will receive notification of the status of their candidacy to the [email protected] program in mid-December. Students admitted to the [email protected] program will be considered for federal, state and institutional aid, provided they apply for financial aid and meet all established deadlines.
|01 October||Counselor/teacher nominations due|
|22 October||Nominated students complete applications for undergraduate admission to Stevens; digital portfolios and official transcripts due|
|09 November||Selected students are invited to participate in [email protected] Evaluation Day|
|by 15 December||Students will be notified of their candidacy to the [email protected] Program|