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. Our free, fun, safe and age-appropriate activities are vetted by STEM professionals. The program is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. one Saturday of each month September through April. Enrollment for our next session will open in January 2020. For questions, please email us at


Our 2019-20 schedule includes the following sessions:

September 21 Session – Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD)

October 19 Session – Cleveland Water Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant

November 16 Session – Cleveland Water Alliance

December 14 Session – Shaker Heights Police Department

January 25 Session – Osborn Engineering

February 22 Session – KeyBank Technology and Operations 

March 21 Session – The Foundry Rowing & Sailing Center

April 25 Final Session – Student Presentations

Click here to view the photoblog from last year's class sessions. 

Current Students

Cleveland STEP Class of 2019-20 students can find homework and other class documents here.