Entrepreneurship Path

CAMP-YES is a two-year program. CAMP-YES will provide a scholarship for years 1 and 2 at the level of up to $5,000 for each year (fall/spring).

Benefits:

  • Learn about labor markets and career paths associated with small businesses and startups.
  • Become engaged in UCF's community of student "starters".
  • Be mentored by an entrepreneurship coach.
  • Participate in education programs such as Blackstone Launchpad workshops, the "Invention to Venture" Bootcamp, and other activities.
  • Participate in networking at the CAMP-YES Social and CAMP-YES Symposium; have a dedicated academic advisor to keep you on track; GRE preparation; workshops for graduate school preparation and graduate fellowships.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have at least 2 years left before graduating that includes fall and spring semesters.
  • US citizen, alien lawfully admitted to the US for the permanent residence, national of the US (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), or alien admitted as refugees under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
  • Availability of Blackstone LaunchPad coach to mentor the student applicant.
  • Enrolled full-time (12 hours) in one of the following STEM majors: Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Math, Physics, and Statistics.
  • Junior (third year student) or senior (fourth year student) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who has at least 2 full academic years to graduate. Transfer students must have been enrolled at UCF for at least 1 semester with a cumulative UCF GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstration of financial need based on a completed FAFSA of at least $5000 for the academic year (fall/spring). This will be required for both years 1 and 2 of the program. (Note: The YES Scholarship may reduce any other financial awards. Check with the Office of Student Financial Assistance if you have questions regarding the distribution of aid).

How to Apply

Before we active your account, please email your one page resume and personal statement to Mari Pina (mari@ucf.edu). Once reviewed, the CAMP-YES team will notify you to either have you revise and/or upload these documents into your CAMP-YES account and complete your application.

Below are links to resume and statement examples:

Contact

For questions on how to apply or about CAMP-YES program Entrepreneurship Path, please contact:

Mari Pina
Director, Employer Relations and Internship Placements
University of Central Florida
College of Engineering & Computer Science - Dean's Office
HEC Bldg. #115H
407.823.0262 (office)
407.823.5483 (fax)
mari@ucf.edu (email)

Currently not accepting applications.

Internship Path

CAMP-YES is a two-year program. CAMP-YES will provide a scholarship for year 1 (mentorship year) at the level of up to $5,000 (fall/spring). CAMP-YES will provide a stipend year 2 of the program (the internship year) up to $17,500.

Benefits:

Real world experience and mentoring by an industry mentor; networking at the CAMP-YES Social and CAMP-YES Symposium; dedicated academic advisor to keep you on track; GRE preparation; workshops for graduate school preparation and graduate fellowships; enrollment into a 0 credit internship course with the Experiential Learning Office which will appear on your transcript.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have at least 2 years left before graduating that includes fall and spring semesters.
  • US citizen, alien lawfully admitted to the US for the permanent residence, national of the US (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), or alien admitted as refugees under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
  • Availability of Blackstone LaunchPad coach to mentor the student applicant.
  • Enrolled full-time (12 hours) in one of the following STEM majors: Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Math, Physics, and Statistics.
  • Junior (third year student) or senior (fourth year student) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who has at least 2 full academic years to graduate. Transfer students must have been enrolled at UCF for at least 1 semester with a cumulative UCF GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstration of financial need based on a completed FAFSA of at least $5000 for the academic year (fall/spring). This will be required for both years 1 and 2 of the program. (Note: The YES Scholarship may reduce any other financial awards. Check with the Office of Student Financial Assistance if you have questions regarding the distribution of aid).

How to Apply

Before we active your account, please email your one page resume and personal statement to Mari Pina (mari@ucf.edu). Once reviewed, the CAMP-YES team will notify you to either have you revise and/or upload these documents into your CAMP-YES account and complete your application.

Below are links to resume and statement examples:

Contact

For questions on how to apply or about CAMP-YES program Entrepreneurship Path, please contact:

Mari Pina
Director, Employer Relations and Internship Placements
University of Central Florida
College of Engineering & Computer Science - Dean's Office
HEC Bldg. #115H
407.823.0262 (office)
407.823.5483 (fax)
mari@ucf.edu (email)

Currently not accepting applications.

Research Path

CAMP-YES is a two-year program. CAMP-YES will provide a scholarship for years 1 and 2 at the level of up to $5,000 for each year (fall/spring).

Benefits:

Research experience and mentoring by a faculty mentor; network at the CAMP-YES Social and CAMP-YES Symposium; communication and presentation skills practice; dedicated academic advisor to keep you on track; GRE preparation; workshops for graduate school preparation and graduate fellowships.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have at least 2 years left before graduating that includes fall and spring semesters.
  • US citizen, alien lawfully admitted to the US for the permanent residence, national of the US (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), or alien admitted as refugees under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
  • Availability of Blackstone LaunchPad coach to mentor the student applicant.
  • Enrolled full-time (12 hours) in one of the following STEM majors: Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Math, Physics, and Statistics.
  • Junior (third year student) or senior (fourth year student) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who has at least 2 full academic years to graduate. Transfer students must have been enrolled at UCF for at least 1 semester with a cumulative UCF GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstration of financial need based on a completed FAFSA of at least $5000 for the academic year (fall/spring). This will be required for both years 1 and 2 of the program. (Note: The YES Scholarship may reduce any other financial awards. Check with the Office of Student Financial Assistance if you have questions regarding the distribution of aid).

How to Apply

Before we active your account, please email your one page resume and personal statement to Mari Pina (mari@ucf.edu). Once reviewed, the CAMP-YES team will notify you to either have you revise and/or upload these documents into your CAMP-YES account and complete your application.

Below are links to resume and statement examples:

Contact

For questions on the application process or to apply for the CAMP-YES Research Path, please contact:

Michael Aldarondo-Jeffries
University of Central Florida
Director, Academic Advancement Programs (AAP)
Technology Commons II, Room 221
12710 Pegasus Dr.
Orlando, FL 32816
aap@ucf.edu (email)
407.823.1818

Publications

  • Torres, J., Cotelo, J., Karl, J, & Gordon, Ali P. (2015, May). Mechanical Property Optimization of FDM PLA in Shear with Multiple Objectives. Journal of Biomaterials and Thin Films ( JOM ) 67(5), 1183-1198. DOI: 10.1007/s11837-015-1367-y

Presentations

  • 2015 Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC)
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    February 27-28, 2015
    FURC Flyer
    • Student: Stephanie Armas
      Poster: Indirect potentiometric detection of DNA hybridization using a four-way junction system
      Mentor: Dr. Karin Chumbimuni-Torres (Department of Chemistry)
    • Student: Geena Ildefonso
      Poster: Hilbert Spaces
      Mentor: Dr. Zhe Liu (Mathematics)
    • Student: Linda Lavadia
      Poster: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Services in the Schools: A Survey
      Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Kent-Walsh (Communication Sciences and Disorders)
    • Student: Samantha Mensah
      Poster: All-In-One Paper-Based Ion Sensors
      Mentor: Dr. Karin Chumbimuni-Torres (Department of Chemistry)
    • Student: Courtney Powell
      Poster: Development of Colorimetric Assay for Sex Determination in Ancient DNA
      Mentor: Dr. Dmitry Kolpashchikov (Chemistry)

Awards

  • UCF 2015 Showcase of Undergraduate Research
    Physical Sciences
    Third Place: Stephanie Armas
    Indirect potentiometric detection of DNA hybridization using a four-way junction system
    Mentor: Dr. Karin Chumbimuni-Torres (Department of Chemistry)

Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program under Award No. 1356233. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions and recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Partial support for this work was also provided by the United States Department of Labor.