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The AT&T Aspire program donated $5,000 to support the 2016 Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) Scholars Bowl, an event that engages historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students in grades 9-12 from NY’s Capital District. The Scholars Bowl involves five local STEP programs in the Capital District: Union College, Fulton Montgomery Community College, Albany Medical College, SUNY Albany, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The goal of the Scholars Bowl is to introduce underserved high school students to STEM concepts and careers through team-centered science competitions, mentoring, tutoring, college campus visits, and academic enrichment activities. Union’s STEP program is administered through the Kenney Community Center. By participating in Union’s STEP program, public school students partner with college faculty and undergraduates to receive high-quality instruction including academic tutoring, college-level enrichment course, and research opportunities. The 2016 Scholars Bowl will be held on Saturday, October 29th at Fulton Montgomery Community College.