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Clarkson program helps
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Getting through college can be a bumpy ride for many
students, especially when it comes to money. But one program
at Clarkson University is making sure low income and underrepresented
students get through and helps them find a path in the fields
of math and science. Our Rachael Paradis has more on the C-Step
program at Clarkson.
POTSDAM, N.Y. -- "When I first came
to Clarkson, I didn't have a huge idea of what I was going
to be doing," said senior David Yambay
Yambay is a senior at Clarkson University in the biometrics
program. When he started college three years ago, he was having
trouble picking a path and was worried about money. But then
he joined the C-Step program at the University.
"Help me. Give me funding to get through school, also
getting my textbooks most semesters, put me through workshops
and all these other different things to help me out,"
The C-Step program helps minorities and low-income students
find and keep careers in science, technology, engineering
and math programs.
"We're needing students in STEM majors and underrepresented
students, low income students are lacking in those fields.
We really want to get them out in the field and let them do
what they do best," said C-Step Director Marjorie Warden.
Yambay says that because of the C-Step program, he will not
only finish his bachelor's degree, but he will go on to get
his master's and hopefully his doctorate.
"It's just been a continual process where C-Step has
helped ensure I can succeed at college. They gave a lot to
me to get rid of that stress," Yambay said.
Yambay admits that without C-step, he would have made it
through college, but the ride wouldn't have been as smooth.
For more information on the C-Step program, visit www.clarkson.edu.
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