The California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP, locally known as CAMP) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, is a statewide initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The objective of CAMP at the University of California, Irvine is to strengthen the quality and quantity of underrepresented students receiving baccalaureate degrees in a STEM field. In order to be eligible for CAMP services, you must meet the four criteria set by NSF:
(1) Submit an update form every quarter
(2) Have a STEM major in on of the following schools: Biological Sciences, ICS, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health Sciences
(3) Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Our program offers the services below to active** CAMP students.
Study Space/Computer Lab
The CAMP Office provides students with outside seating in our patio area as well as a computer lab with programs such as MATLAB, SolidWorks, R programming and Microsoft Office.
Free mentoring/tutoring is available at the CAMP Office. If you have any questions regarding chemistry, math, physics, or any other STEM class, you can ask one of the CAMP Mentors for assistance. For a digital copy of the schedule, please use the link below.
To visit the CAMP Mentor page, use the link below:
Do you have research you would like to present at a conference. CAMP may be able to help! Active CAMP students may be eligible to receive funding to pay for conference expenses such as registration, airfare, and lodging. We can also create business cards with your information to help you network. To see a list of upcoming conferences, please visit the Events and Conferences page. Conference sponsorship is contingent on available funding.
Professional Development Sponsorship
For students interested in graduate school, CAMP sponsors a GRE Preparatory Course in conjunction with the Princeton Review. Once you take the GRE exam, CAMP may reimburse you for the GRE registration fee.
If you are an Engineering senior and would like to work in industry after graduation, you may want to consider taking the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam. The FE exam is the first step in the process to becoming a professional licensed engineer (P.E.). A student that successfully passes the FE exam can apply for an Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) Certification. Once you take the FE exam, CAMP may reimburse you for the exam registration fee.
Please note that the availability of some of the services above is contingent on available funding. If you would like to learn about other organizations that may be able to sponsor you, please stop by the CAMP Office.
Welcome to our CAMP Library of books donated to us by current and previous CAMP students. The CAMP staff put this library together for students to use to help them out in their studies. CAMP students are granted access to these books as they are a useful resource to use to supplement material learned in class. This interactive spreadsheet allows the student to search our library using the built-in search bar. It is designed to receive subject topics as input and the spreadsheet will sort out the library to only show the user items pertaining to that subject. Below is a list of searchable subjects in our library. If there is an item you want to check-out, contact Leo or George.
** In order to be considered an active CAMP students, you must stop by the CAMP Office every quarter to complete an update form as well as participate in CAMP-sponsored activities.