California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP)

Nature of Research/Program Description: 

By integrating research and undergraduate education, CAMP creates a cohesive set of experiences that fully prepares undergraduates for graduate education and influences career choices.  CAMP programs motivate participants through cooperative learning, internships, faculty mentored research, and travel to professional conferences.

Contact: Malika Bell

Faculty Director: Theodore Holman

2014 CAMP Symposium Group

Of the 9 UCSC students that presented their research at the CAMP Conference at UC Irvine, 5 won awards!

Award Winners:

Two Special Merit Plaque Awardees:

Kinesin-1 linker proteins involved during Cytoplasmic Streaming in Drosophila Oocytes
PANIAGUA, Steven, Dr. William Saxton, Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology. Students’ research funded through the UCSC NIH MARC U-STAR Program (PI is Dr. Alan Zahler)

Peroxynitrite-Generating platform
IDIGA, Sharon, Dr. Pradip Mascharak, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Students’ research funded through the UCSC NIH IMSD Program (PI is Dr. Melissa Jurica)

Three Merit Medal Winners

How Do High School Students Express Their Uncertainty In Their Data-Based Arguments Related To The Existence Of Exo-Planets?
FLORES, Joanna, Dr. Hee-Sun Lee, Department of Physics. Students’ research funded through the UCSC CAMP Program (PI is Dr. Ted Holman)

Modeling Mass Transfer in a Semi-Detached Binary System
WEAVER, Ian, Dr. Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Astronomy and Astrophysics Department. Students’ research funded through the UCSC MARC U-STAR Program (PI is Dr. Ted Holman)

The isolation of a novel mycobacterophage and the function of the repressor protein in the mycrobacteriophage Lrrhood
MCKERNAN, Daniel, Dr. Grant Hartzog, Department of Molecular, Cell, and Development Biology. Students’ research was initially funded through NIH ACCESS program (PI is Dr. Phil Crews)

Additional Presenters

Suppression analysis of a novel class of mutations in S. cerevisiae histone H3 gene
RAZON, Lisa, Dr. Grant Hartzog, Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology. Students’ research funded through the UCSC NIH IMSD Program (PI is Dr. Melissa Jurica)

Thermoelectric measurement of indium phosphids nanowire networks
VALDEZ, Edgar, Dr. Nobuhiko Kobayashi, Department of Electrical Engineering - Advanced Studies Laboratory. Students’ research funded through the UCSC CAMP Program (PI is Dr. Ted Holman)

A new approach for high field superconducting magnets
VERGARA, Louie, Doan N. Nguyen, Department of Electrical Engineering. Students’ research funded through the UCSC CAMP Program (PI is Dr. Ted Holman)

“Works In Progress Presentations”

TLPD Living in the Fast Lane
RAMIREZ, Sindy, Dr. Karen Ottemann, Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology. Students’ research funded through the UCSC NIH IMSD Program (PI is Dr. Melissa Jurica)

Sequence analysis to identify the timing of structural innovations in ZNF91
KYANE, Sandrine, Dr. David Haussler, Biomolecular Engineering Department. Students’ research funded through the UCSC CAMP Program (PI is Dr. Ted Holman)

Using chromatin conformation to maintain hematopoietic stem cells undifferentiated in mice.
SANCHEZ, Gabriela, Dr. Camilla Forsberg, Department of Bimolecular Engineering. Student’s research is funded by Dr. Camilla Forsberg directly

Keywords: summer; winter quarter; spring quarter; fall quarter; research; graduate school preparation; cooperative learning; internships, faculty mentored research; travel to professional conferences; biomedical; underrepresented; math; science; engineering

Location: 
On-campus
Targeted Students: 
Underrepresented undergraduates in the sciences, math, and engineering
Program Time Period: 
Academic Year
Summer
All Year
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter
Fall Quarter
Compensation: 
Stipend
Details: 
Financial Support and conference travel.
Application Deadline: 
Early February
Approximate Number of UCSC Students (Each Year): 
15
Approximate Number of UCSC Students (Since Program Started): 
>400
Contact: 
Malika Bell
Contact Title: 
STEM Diversity Program Director
Contact Email: 
Malika@ucsc.edu
Faculty Director: 
Theodore Holman
Faculty Director Email: 
holman@ucsc.edu
Goal(s): 
CAMP provides support and advancement opportunities to ethnically underrepresented undergraduates to achieve their degrees in the science, mathematics, and engineering. It also encourages and prepares students to pursue advanced degrees in these fields.
Project Funding Source: 
California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (California LSAMP) grant from the National Science Foundation
Outcomes: 
Our students have gone on to graduate school, medical school and industry. We have given them the skills to succeed in these fields along with their undergraduate degree coursework.
Participant Follow-up: 

We track students for at least 10 years after graduation.

Major(s): 
Applied Physics
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics
Biology
Chemistry
Cognitive Science
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science: Computer Game Design
Earth Sciences
Ecology and Evolution
Electrical Engineering
Human Biology
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Network and Digital Technology
Neuroscience
Physics
Physics (Astrophysics)
Plant Sciences
Robotics Engineering
Sociology

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