The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an NSF-funded program that has two primary goals: 1) to increase the retention and graduation of historically underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines, such that 2) these students will diversify the nation’s STEM careers.
The California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) is a collaboration of the nine undergraduate degree-granting University of California (UC) institutions. Started at UC Irvine in 1991, CAMP has now moved to UC Riverside since 2018.
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.
Examine whether the degree of perceived support to participate in the UC Statewide Symposium varied among CAMP students.
Examine whether participation in the UC Statewide Symposium increases CAMP students' persistence and STEM degree completion status.
Examine whether the perceived support related to persistence and non-cognitive attributes such as trust and covitality.