STAR Office Updates & Events

STAR Office Updates & Events



STEPUP 2023 corporate tour scheduled at Arthrex:  

The Successful Transition and Enhanced Preparation for Undergraduates program (STEPUP) is a summer bridge program offered through the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.  As part of the summer component, program participants take tours of engineering-related companies, corporations, centers, and institutes.  During the summer of 2023, the STEPUP program is excited to announce that it has been invited to tour the Arthrex Company, located in Naples, Florida. 

Arthrex is a world leader in orthopedic surgical device design, research, manufacturing and medical education committed to one mission: Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.  Most everyone in their lifetime will develop arthritis or experience an injury, and Arthrex technology will help those people remain healthy and active throughout their lives.

 As visitors to Arthrex’s global headquarters in beautiful Naples, Florida STEPUP Participants will be exposed to their vibrant atmosphere of rapid product innovation, medical research, and surgeon collaboration.  In addition, the sprawling campus houses corporate operations, the Innovation hotel, and Arthrex’s premier medical education facility, which serves as a destination for healthcare providers from around the world to learn about new products and techniques through hands-on surgical skills training programs.

We are ecstatic about the experiential learning opportunity.  For more information about Arthrex, please visit the company website


STEPUP 2023-2024 Virtual Information Sessions:

Are you interested in learning more about STEPUP? Do you have questions about the benefits of participating in the program, taking the workshops, or other program activities? If so, we invite you to attend one of our STEPUP Virtual Information sessions.  STEPUP Information Sessions will be held weekly during the months of March 2023 thru May 2023. 

The following is a list of available dates to attend a free live STEPUP 29 Information Session (Click on the link to sign up for an information session: 



The Office of Student Transition and Retention (STAR Office) is currently hiring graduate instructors to teach a series of Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics workshops for first-year engineering students. All interested applicants should click on the link above for more information.