Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

What is the Summer Calculus Boot Camp?

The 2023 Summer Calculus Boot Camp (SCBC) is a 3-week in-person program for incoming CSU, Chico freshmen, transfer students, and continuing students designed to improve their problem-solving abilities in a collaborative learning environment conducive to success in science, mathematics, and engineering. The topics covered during the boot camp include fractions, functions and their graphs, rational expressions, exponents and radicals, linear equations and inequalities, absolute value, polynomials, logarithms, exponentials, and trigonometry.  The dates for the 2023 SCBC are June 11 through June 30. Students attend class from 9 AM - 3 PM, Monday through Friday. The program provides students with a taste of university life while creating supportive relationships with other LSAMP students and staff. The SCBC provides an introduction to campus life, student services, and the surrounding community. There is no cost to participate in this program. 

  • Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a $500 stipend
  • Free graphing calculator and supplies
  • Computer loan program available
  • Development of strong relationships with peers, faculty and staff that will last throughout your college career

To be eligible for CSU-LSAMP, a student must be:

  • A U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • An undergraduate with a declared major in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics, pursuing a baccalaureate degree (pre-nursing students are not eligible)
  • An individual who has faced or faces social, educational, or economic barriers to careers in STEM

Please pay careful attention to the requirements:

  • You must have completed trigonometry with a passing grade
  • You must be ready to take a pre-calculus or calculus course in the fall
  • You must have earned a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Students are expected to attend the entire program, participate in all activities, and complete all assignments

Steps to Apply

    Complete the application for the LSAMP Summer Calculus Boot Camp.
  1. Email a copy of your transcript* to psuarez@csuchico.edu 

Applications will continue to be accepted until all spots are filled.