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 on this site. The CAMP Program works to offer academic opportunities, and support services, to students within the UCI academic community and beyond!
Message from the new CAMP Director
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.
All the very best,
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 in order 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.
A digital copy of the mentors will be provided here once they are finalized. 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. The mentors and their schedule for this winter quarter will be uploaded soon so please check back later.
Stress Management Workshop
Come join us on Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM for a stress-management workshop at EH 2430 (Harut Barsamian Colloquia). Stress affects many undergrads, especially those in STEM. Common effects of stress are:
- sleep problems
- lack of motivation
- feeling overwhelmed
CAMP has invited Dr. Jessica Ortega from the Counseling Center to give you some tips on how to cope with stress. Donuts will be provided to sweeten up your life and help with the stress! If you would like to attend, please RVSP here by Wednesday, January 10th.
2018 Edison STEM Transfer Scholarship
In collaboration with Edison International, CAMP is offering to transfer students 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 go through the complete list of requirements here. Applications are open and are due January 16, 2018.
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 poster. 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 Leo or George.
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 skills, then get involved with LSAMP-CAMP at UC Irvine to assist you with your academic goals!
Entering freshmen may apply to the CAMP Summer Science Academy (CSSA) once 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 involved with CAMP immediately by filling out a student update form. You can download one here at the CAMP website, or fill one out at the CAMP office. We also recommend you learn about our Edison STEM Transfers Scholars Program for transfer students.
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 for our students to get involved. From our CAMP Summer Science Academy for incoming freshmen to CAMP Summer Research Scholars; we offer programs to students that will put them down on the road to success.
Throughout the year, CAMP hosts many events for students to volunteer. We also sponsor students to present their research at national conferences. Check out this page for upcoming events and conferences and become a CAMP active student.
Resources & Links
If there is something you are unsure of, check out our resources page. The abundance of information one can obtain from CAMP will help you in making important decisions from your time here in undergrad or if you’re thinking about graduate school.