Cleveland STEP

Cleveland Water provides experiences and educational outreach to help students envision themselves in a STEM career field. Since 1994, Cleveland STEP (Student Technical Enrichment Program) has been giving students in 6th through 9th grade the opportunity to visit premier institutions, interact with professionals in the field, meet new friends, and work together performing exciting experiments that make science, technology, engineering, and math come alive.

The Cleveland STEP experience encourages students to build toward a career in STEM by connecting them to educational institutions, businesses, and industry and community leaders. 

Cleveland STEP classes explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and math through hands-on activities and experiments developed and led by STEM professionals. Click here to view the photo blog from last year's class sessions. 

September 15 Session – North East Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD)

October 20 Session – Cleveland Water Parma Control Center

November 17 Session – Cleveland Clinic Foundation

December 8 Session – Cleveland Museum of Natural History

January 26 Session – Cleveland Institute of Art

February 23 Session – Case Western Reserve University Engineering Challenges Carnival 

March 16 Session – NASA

April 27 Final Session – Student Presentations

Current Students

Cleveland STEP Class of 2018-19 students can find homework and other class documents here.

Future Cleveland STEP Students

Enrollment for our 2018-19 class is now closed. We will open up 2019-20 enrollment in January 2019. Students entering the 6th through 9th grades at any school in the Cleveland Water/NEORSD service area are eligible for participation. Our free, fun, safe and age-appropriate activities are vetted by STEM professionals. The program is held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. one Saturday of each month September through April. We encourage students to apply early to ensure admittance to the program. For more information about Cleveland STEP, contact our Education and Outreach office at 216.664.3173 or by email at