The California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), is a statewide initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The alliance program is named after the honorable Louis Stokes, the first African American member of Congress from the State of Ohio and champion of education equity. The objective of the California Alliance for Participation is to increase the amount of STEM degree recipients from underrepresented communities at the University of California (UC). A timeline of Louis Stokes’ contributions is outlined below.
CAMP at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) strengthens STEM pathways for students from underrepresented populations by providing resources, opportunities, and information that focuses on how to successfully navigate science and engineering.
The CAMP program has a three-pronged approach:
- To provide students with resources to successfully transition into postsecondary education
- To provide students with information, strategies, and techniques to achieve academic excellence during college
- To prepare students for graduate school and/or their desired professional career
Preparation for University
The CAMP Summer Science Academy (CSSA) is a three-week residential program designed to help newly admitted freshmen get acclimated to the University of California, Irvine. Participants hear from faculty, students, and staff about how to successfully navigate their STEM experience.
CAMP is an alliance-based program in partnership with nine of the University of California campuses. You may learn more about CAMP programs across UC campuses via the links provided below: