Hostos STEP awardees
Hostos is proud to announce that six area high school students who are part of the College’s Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) won prizes at the 21st Annual Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) Statewide Student Conference held from March 29-31 in Albany, New York.  Three students who competed in the Technology Category received first-place honors and three more competed in the Physical Sciences Category earned third place.

Moise Koffi, Ph.D., an assistant professor in Hostos’ Mathematics Department and Director of the Proyecto Access STEP/CSTEP program, has led this effort at the College for years.

“It was my pleasure to mentor both teams,” Koffi said. “I am really proud of these students who worked hard on the research projects, and I also appreciate the tremendous support from the entire office staff who understand the importance of these opportunities.”

The winning projects were:

“Impact of Using Generic Versus Original Cellphone Chargers.” Presented by Daniel Aisogun, Precious Omoike, and Faith Aisogun. First-Place Award in the Technology Category.
“The Dangers Caused by High Temperature Home Appliances.” Presented Naomi Hockaday, Ana Martínez, and  Gianna Milfort. Third-Place Award in the Physical Sciences Category.

For more information about the STEP and C-STEP programs, go HERE.