California Alliance for Minority Participation Conference - CAMP

CAMP (The Louis Stokes California Alliance for Minority Participation) is a prime University of California initiative to diversify the student population and the future faculty, supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The CAMP Statewide Symposium is an opportunity for select CAMP students to showcase their research and network with other undergraduate researchers and with faculty.



  • Practice public speaking and presentation skills
  • Add to your professional experiences
  • Share and discuss your undergraduate research
  • Network with other UC students and faculty
  • Enhance self-confidence and scientific visbility
  • Learn about others' fascinating research
  • Learn ways to improve personal and professional development

How can I present at CAMP Symposium? 

Eligible CAMP students are invited by the UCLA CAMP Director to be considered for attendance at the symposium.  Final selection of students is based on review of submitted abstracts and available space.  Generally 9 - 12 students are selected to attend CAMP Symposium.

If you are interested in attending the symposium, or in having your student attend, please contact Dr. Janet Goins at to let us know.  We cannot guarantee the student will be selected, however, they will be taken into full consideration. 


2017 CAMP Statewide Symposium 

Back Row Left to right: Judd Collado, Karen Gonzalez, Steven Gomez, Dr. Richard Weiss, Elizabeth Gallagher, Maria Gasca,
Miriam Velez; Front Row Left to Right: Javier Gerardo, Evelyn Hernandez, Julie Sanchez 


 2016 CAMP Statewide Symposium Winners Left to right: Selena Gonzalez (poster presentation winner), Alejandra Gonzalez (special mention), Eddie Polanco (poster presentation winner), Esteban Veliz (special mention), Jose Mazzitelli (special mention).


 2015 CAMP Statewide Symposium Winners 

Pictured (left to right): 1st row: Ely Contreras, Danielle Perez, Rana Besada, Rachel Lopez, Dr. Diana Azurdia, Roberto Chavez
2nd row: London Tran, Dr. Jorge Torres, Dr. Tama Hasson
3rd row: Maltish Lorenzo, Tonatiuh Montoya, Abdiasis Hussein, Brandon Matthews
Top Row: Dr. Richard Weiss