Cameron Bauer, a student at DVC’s San Ramon Campus, recently was named to the All-California Community College Academic Team by Phi Theta Kappa, the International Community College Honor Society.
Bauer, a third-year student, is majoring in mechanical engineering. He will also receive an Associate degree in mathematics.
According to Phi Theta Kappa, “Building on the success of the national All-USA Team Program, Phi Theta Kappa launched the All-State Academic Team Program. Its purpose is to provide recognition at the state level for these top community college students. Grades, leadership and community service determine selection to the All-California Team. These 76 students represent some of the best of the two million students enrolled in California’s 112 community colleges.”
Bauer’s leadership and activity in the school community led his advisors to nominating him for the recognition and award.
“I am honored to receive this recognition,” Bauer said. “However, I wasn’t surprised at being named to this highly-selective team. The combination of DVC’s rigorous engineering program, PTK’s leadership opportunities, and my passion for engineering led me to being a qualified candidate.
Bauer enrolled at SRC in the fall of 2011. He has been a Phi Theta Kappa member for two years, serving first as the communication officer, then being elected to serve as president of the Beta Pi Iota chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. He also is employed by SRC as a math lab tutor, where he oversees the math lab and helps students learn material from basic arithmetic to multi-variable calculus and differential equations.
“I was recently accepted to UC Berkeley,” Bauer said. “I will transfer to UC Berkeley in the fall of 2014, where I will earn my bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and then continue on to earn my master’s degree in mechanical engineering and business.
“My plan is to work for an engineering start-up company or found one myself. Ultimately I would like to use my engineering experience to manage a reputable engineering firm.”