College of Science

CAMPARE Successes

campare grads

PHOTO (above): The 2014 graduating class of CAMPARE students with Dr. Alex Rudolph and Dr. Matt Povich, astronomy faculty at Cal Poly Pomona.

Of the 49 students who have participated in the CAMPARE program from 2010-2014, 25 are women and 24 are men; 22 are Hispanic, 4 are African American, and 1 is Native American, including 6 female Hispanic and 2 female African-American participants. The graduation rate among CAMPARE scholars is 100%, and of the 21 CAMPARE scholars who have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree, 11 are pursuing graduate education in astronomy or a related field, at institutions including UCLA, USC, UC Riverside, Univ. of Rochester, Georgia Tech, Kent State, and the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD program.

Program Growth: 2010-2014

bar chart showing participant growth from 2010-2014

Program Diversity

2 pie charts, Gender and Ethnicity, showing the diversity of the program

Where are they now?

Of the 21 participants who have graduated since CAMPARE began:

  • 12 are pursuing or have a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.)
  • 7 are in Ph.D. programs (UCLA, UCR, USC, U. Rochester, Georgia Tech, Kent State)
  • Most of the others are pursuing a variety of STEM careers
Student Major Post-graduation activites/plans
Amber Butcher Geology PhD program, Department of Earth Sciences, USC
Mario Caberea Physics PhD program, Astronomy, University of Rochester
Heather Chilton Physics PhD program,Earth and Atomspheric Sciences
Greta Cukrov Physics PhD program, Chemical Physics, Kent State
Clint Hawkins Physics Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program (NUPOC), U.S Navy
Courtney Lemon Physics Education Programs Assistant, American Institute of Physics
Nicole Sanchez Physics Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's-to-PhD Program, Astronomy
Remington Sexton Physics PhD program, Astronomy, UCR
Alec Vinson Physics PhD program, Astronomy, UCLA
Jill Walker Biology PhD program, Astrobiology, Georgia Tech
Stephanie Zajac Physics MS, Astronomy Instrumentation, SUNY Stony Brook

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. AST-1322432.

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