Information Technology Projects Course

Professor Arthur Goldberg
Computer Science Department

Spring 2007
Project Proposal

NYU Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

Organization Description

CSTEP serves motivated undergraduate students who have been historically underrepresented in the licensed professions. These students are attending NYU and pursuing degrees in math, science, technology or other majors, leading to careers in the licensed professions. CSTEP helps these students do well at NYU and gain admission to graduate schools that will train them in their desired profession.

CSTEP' provides their students with workshops, one-on-one mentoring and career planning services. The students are also exposed to new opportunities and possibilities through internships and student activities. Additional information is available

The CSTEP program at NYU has been in operation for about 20 years. Today, it is the largest such program in the state, serving 300 students per year.

Proposal: Design and develop a system for maintaining CSTEP student demographic and financial data

New York State funds CSTEP. Therefore, NYU's CSTEP program must regularly generate reports for the New York State Education Department (NYSED). This project involves creating a system that would receive, store, and summarize information about CSTEP students in preparation for generating these reports. The system will be used by CSTEP program administrators and counselors to enter data and check the generated reports. Furthermore, it will be used by the NYSED to check the reports.

In particular, the system should

This project would encompass the entire software development lifecycle for the CSTEP system. The steps involved would include

The following technical requirements are already known

Finally, the system may also be deployed around NY State to the other 60+ colleges and universities with CSTEP programs. A precedent for this kind of software distribution already exists – other software developed at the New York University Opportunity Programs has been deployed state-wide.

Intern Address

239 Green Street, 8th Floor

Authorizing managers

Ellen Goolsby, Director / CSTEP

Alicia Holmes, Director / Special Projects; Supportive Services, ah12 – AT –, X85689

Project manager

Alicia Holmes

Meeting hours

Business hours (9am – 5pm) would be best. But if students feel they would like to meet outside business hours, please let them know so that meetings can be scheduled accordingly.

Resources that will be made available to students

Laptop computers and all necessary software