Jeanette Cobian is awarded the Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship 2012-2014

Congratulations to  Jeanette Cobian, a former UCSD undergraduate and participate in the CAMP program, for being awarded the LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Fellowship. She will be pursuing a Masters program in Mechanical Engineering at Cal State Los Angeles starting this Fall and will be part of the California State University LSAMP Alliance BD Cohort X (2012-2014). Jeanette was eligible to apply for this prestigious fellowship because of her superb involvement as an LSAMP/CAMP undergraduate student here at UC San Diego.

Jeanette received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in Spring ’12. She participated in CAMP’s Summer Research Program in 2011 conducting research under the mentorship of Professor Forman Williams and Dr. Michael Gollner. Jeanette presented the research she has conducted as an undergraduate at several conferences including,

2008 SACNAS National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah

2008 UCSD Undergraduate Research Conference
2011 UCSD Summer Research Conference
2011 Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR)
2012 UCSD Undergraduate Research Conference
2012 CAMP Statewide Research Symposium

Jeanette writes,”CAMP was absolutely instrumental in being awarded the fellowship. Participation in the various CAMP events, activities and programs made me a very well prepared candidate for the fellowship. This is not only because of the wonderful graduate school workshops, but because of programs like the CAMP Summer Research Program which enabled me to do undergraduate research. Additionally, being active in CAMP made me aware of the existence of such fellowship in the first place…I am very grateful because now I will be part of Cohort X of BD Fellows.”

** Please note that any student who has participated in LSAMP (CAMP is the University of California LSAMP) as an undergraduate student at any LSAMP institution, who is interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and who does not hold a Master’s degree already is eligible to apply for the Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship at the institution which has been awarded the fellowship by the National Science Foundation on the particular year the student is seeking admittance to graduate school. **