Most of the students presented their research as part of the symposium's physical sciences and engineering division, and their research was carried out under the supervision of faculty mentors from the Bioengineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Structural Engineering departments.
The Jacobs School undergrads represented a broad range of research projects:
>Nicholas Gastelum: "PRG4 Contributes to a Sacrificial Layer Mechanism of Boundary Lubrication of Articular Cartilage." Mentor: Dr. Robert Sah, UCSD Bioengineering Department
>Yonas Alemu: "The Characterization of P-Ge/N-Si Photodetectors for Si-based Nanophotonics, Grown by Low Temperature." Mentor: Prabhakar Bandaru, UCSD Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
>Nelson Bravo: "Analysis and Manufacture of a Light, One-Legged Jumping Robot." Mentor: Nathan Delson, UCSD Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
>Jessica Palaez: "The Effect of Unbalanced Brace Force on Laterally Loaded Concentrically Braced Frame Beams." Mentor: Chia-Ming Uang, UCSD Structural Engineering Department
>Jose Borunda: "Studies of Tape Edge Wear." Mentor: Frank Talke, UCSD Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
The CAMP Statewide Undergraduate Research Symposium is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the University of California, and the UC Regents. CAMP is one of approximately 30 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation programs funded by NSF in the United States and Puerto Rico. The symposium was held recently at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, CA.
Participation in CAMP is one of several UCSD Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP) that offer research-oriented academic preparation to encourage students to go on to graduate
The next statewide CAMP Symposium is scheduled for February 24-26, 2006. Students and faculty mentors can register beginning in the fall quarter 2005 at the CAMP website (below).