Welcome to the official California Louis Stokes Alliance For Minority Participation (LSAMP) website, locally known as CAMP. Whether you are a student, parent, or faculty member, we hope you will find the information you are looking for via the resources we have made available on this site. The CAMP Program works to offer academic opportunities, support services, and mentoring to students within the UCI academic community!
Message from the new CAMP Director
Hi CAMP Scholars!
I would like to take just a quick moment of your time to introduce myself. My name is Pheather R. Harris and I am the new Director of the California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) Program here at the University of California, Irvine. A little bit about me, I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and just moved back home after living in Virginia and working in Washington, D.C. for over nine years. In my previous professional roles, I worked at the Gates Millennium Scholars Program managing their Academic Empowerment Program on the Leadership Development Team, and most recently, was a Senior Academic Advisor at The George Washington (GW) University School of Business. I received an A.A. degree from Santa Monica College in liberal arts, a B.A. degree in communication from the University of Southern California, and an Ed.M. degree in education from Harvard University. I am currently finishing up an Ed.D. at Graduate School of Education and Human Development at GW. My research topic of interest explores factors that contribute to underrepresented minority student STEM persistence and institutional retention efforts. I have extensive experience working with students in education at the postsecondary academic level and am passionate about student equity, access, support, and inclusion.
It has been an absolute pleasure getting acclimated to the new environment and learning about the great work Dr. Dunn-Rankin, Leonora Peña, and George Vazquez are doing to ensure that you are provided with the resources, research, and co-curricular opportunities to thrive in your STEM program of study. While I am still learning about the program, and the fantastic resources made available to you, I would be delighted to meet you!
Please feel free to stop by the CAMP office to say, “hello!”
The office is open Monday thru Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM at 107 Rockwell Engineering Center.
I look forward to contributing to the shared vision and mission of the CAMP Program and working with you to ensure that you have the best possible experience here at the University of California, Irvine.
Pheather R. Harris, Ed.M.
Be a CAMPer!
Come in and visit the office if you need a quiet place to study, would like to use the computer lab, or to just say “Hi!” Please don’t forget to update your information each quarter to remain an active member of CAMP. Come by the office and fill out the update form, or simply print out the Student Update Form and submit it in to the CAMP office. The Office is open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM.
Our new mentoring schedule has been finalized for the Winter 2018 quarter! You can get a digital copy of the mentor schedule here. The mentors/tutors are a great resource if you have homework questions or need guidance on preparing for an exam. The mentoring program is free for all CAMP students and it is held in the CAMP Office.
2018 Edison STEM Transfer Scholarship
In collaboration with Edison International, CAMP is offering transfer students the opportunity to apply for the Edison STEM Transfer Scholarship. This scholarship awards transfer students with $15,000 for 2 years ($7,500 per year). CAMP eligible students majoring in engineering, physical science, and information & computer sciences are encouraged to apply. Please review the complete list of requirements here. Applications are open now and the deadline has been extended to January 29, 2018. Please reach out to a CAMP representative with any questions you may have about applying.
2018 CAMP Statewide Symposium
Interested in meeting CAMPers from other UCs while they present their research? During the CAMP Statewide Symposium, each UC selects 10 undergraduate researchers to present their posters. The CAMP Statewide Symposium will be held on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at the UCI Student Center from 9 am – 7 pm. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be provided! If you are interested in attending or presenting your poster, please contact Leonora Peña or George Vazquez.
Transfer and high school students should refer to the Office of Admissions regarding deadlines and financial aid information.
If you are a STEM student looking for ways to strengthen your academic skills, participate in research opportunities, or gain access to valuable resources then get involved with LSAMP-CAMP at UC Irvine. We are here to assist you with achieving your academic goals!
Entering freshmen may apply to the CAMP Summer Science Academy (CSSA) if admitted to UC Irvine under one of the following schools:
- Physical Sciences
- Biological Sciences
- Public Health Sciences
- Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Information and Computer Science
For more information about the CAMP Summer Science Academy, please click here.
Students transferring to UC Irvine may become a member of CAMP immediately by filling out a student update form. You can download the form here , or simply fill one out at the CAMP office. We also recommend you learn about our Edison STEM Transfers Scholars Program.
The California LSAMP (locally known as CAMP) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), is a statewide initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The objective of CAMP is to strengthen the quality and quantity of underrepresented students receiving degrees in STEM. Visit the Services page to look at the many resources we offer to our students.
We offer a variety of programs to strengthen the pathway to earning a STEM degree. From our CAMP Summer Science Academy (for incoming freshmen), to the CAMP Summer Research Scholars program; we offer opportunities focused on supporting your journey in STEM!
CAMP students have various opportunities to volunteer throughout the year.We also sponsor students to present their research at national conferences. Make sure to check back to view upcoming conferences and events.
Resources & Links
If there is something you are unsure of, please view our resources page. The amount of resources available will help to inform your decisions while pursuing your undergraduate degree. There are also helpful resources available if you are considering graduate school.