CAMP Statewide


Our Motto

Scientists are best developed by other scientists serving as mentors who exhibit and expect scholarly excellence.

The California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) is designed for students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics [STEM] fields pursuing graduate (Master/Doctoral) degrees.

What is the overall goal of CAMP?

To increase retention of underrepresented minority (URM) students in STEM majors, and increase the number of STEM baccalaureate degrees of those students as a result of CAMP-affiliated activities at University of California campuses.

Specific aims:
Aim 1:  Examine whether participation in the UC Statewide Symposium increases CAMP students' persistence and STEM degree completion status.
Aim 2:  Examine whether the degree of perceived support to participate in the UC Statewide Symposium varied among CAMP students
Aim 3:  Examine whether the perceived support related to persistence and non-cognitive attributes such as trust and covitality.



Students in lab with laser
Student in Lab working on computer board
Student sampling soil in CNAS plant building


PhD Student in Lab working with microscope


CAMP Statewide

CAMP exists at nine of the UC campuses and at various California State Universities, California Community Colleges, independent colleges and universities, and national laboratories that together work to achieve a goal of increasing the numbers of minority students receiving a B.S. or a B.A. degree in the many scientific disciplines.

University of California CAMP Websites

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