Wright STEPP is Wright State University's Science, Technology, and Engineering Preparatory Program (STEPP). Its mission is to enhance the development and education of youth underrepresented in the fields of engineering, math, and science. The program targets Dayton Public School and Springfield City School students.The program's goal is to increase the number of students from the Dayton Public Schools and the Springfield City schools who graduate from high school with adequate academic preparation to earn their bachelors degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).


  • Identify, recruit, and select students who demonstrate potential in STEM.
  • Increase students' awareness of career options for STEM fields.
  • Increase the cognitive skills of students pursuing careers in STEM.
  • Provide students access to and interaction with successful role models for industry and education who serve the program in the capacity of speakers, instructors, tour guides, counselors, and mentors.
  • Demonstrate realities of the workplace through tours and other local industry experiences.
  • Provide laboratory experiences and academic instruction similar to what students will encounter in the first year of STEM study.
  • Provide educational enrichment opportunities that motivate students to pursue STEM disciplines.
  • Encourage completion of the college preparatory courses in the public school system.