The California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation 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 increase the amount of amount of STEM degree recipients from underserved communities.
In order to be eligible for CAMP services, you must meet the 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
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.
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. 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 partnership 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 become 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.
Please visit the CAMP office to inquire about standardized test preparation material.
** In order to be considered an active CAMP student, you must stop by the CAMP Office every quarter to complete an update form as well as participate in CAMP-sponsored activities.