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Peer Mentor Program

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Earn $3,000 during the 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
During this 10 week program you will learn what it is like to be a part of a real university Science lab.

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Apply Now!


Earn $3,000 during the 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
During this 10 week program you will learn what it is like to be a part of a real university Science lab.

Don’t wait APPLY NOW!

Alamo Colleges Students at the Colloquium Symposium

What is CIMA-LSAMP?


Ciencia, Ingeniería, y Matemáticas Aliados (CIMA) is the Alamo Colleges’ Alliance was formed in the fall of 2013 when St. Philip’s College was awarded a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Baccalaureate (B2B) Program grant funded by the National Science Foundation.

NLC student photo taken at the first annual Colloquium Symposium.

Northeast Lakeview College


NLC is one of the Alamo Colleges that is part of the CIMA-LSAMP alliance. Student photo taken at the first annual Colloquium Symposium.

NVC student photo taken at the first annual Colloquium Symposium.

Northwest Vista College


NVC is one of the Alamo Colleges that is part of the CIMA-LSAMP alliance. Student photo taken at the first annual Colloquium Symposium.

PAC student photo taken at the first annual Colloquium Symposium.

Palo Alto College


PAC is one of the Alamo Colleges that is part of the CIMA-LSAMP alliance. Student photo taken at the first annual Colloquium Symposium.

SAC student photo taken at the first annual Colloquium Symposium.

San Antonio College


SAC is one of the Alamo Colleges that is part of the CIMA-LSAMP alliance. Student photo taken at the first annual Colloquium Symposium.

SPC student photo taken at the first annual Colloquium Symposium.

St. Philip's College


SPC is one of the Alamo Colleges that is part of the CIMA-LSAMP alliance. Student photo taken at the first annual Colloquium Symposium.

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Learning is Fun!


CIMA students attend a field trip at the Enchanted Rock and Cascade Caverns

The CIMA-LSAMP Peer Mentors are here to help you achieve academic success. To schedule an appointment with your peer mentor, scroll down or click HERE to find your school.  Then click on "Click here to make an appointment" with the peer mentor you'd like to schedule with. 

What is a Peer Mentor?

  • An experienced guide and role model to help you navigate easily through your college experience.
  • A trusted ally who provides advice, support, and information with your personal, academic, and social situations.

What are some of the benefits of having a Peer Mentor? 

  • Boosting confidence and self-esteem
  • Strengthening your academic skills 
  • Helping you gain professional development (training, guest speakers, teambuilding, etc.)
  • One-on-One sessions 

Peer Mentors can help you with:

  • Information and encouragement on STEM academic achievements
  • Information on campus resources and opportunities
  • Setting future goals
  • Understanding your degree plan and the courses required 

Select your college: 

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Northeast Lakeview College


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Caitlin Cobb

Caitlin Cobb is a peer mentor at Northeast Lakeview College.  Caitlin is here to assist you with your academic needs.  You can contact her via e-mail: ccobb18@alamo.edu

 

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Teresa Nieto


 Teresa Nieto graduated from St. Mary's University with a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Mathematics.  Teresa took part in the St.Mary's math club and their education club.  Prior, she had graduated from San Antonio College with an Associate of Science with a concentration in Mathematics in 2013.  While working as a peer mentor, she is also a substitute teacher at Randolph ISD.   Teresa is experienced in completing a four-year track and is here to help you on yours.  tnieto9@alamo.edu


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Northwest Vista College

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Alyssa Payne


Alyssa "Aly" is a junior at Texas A&M University - San Antonio pursuing a Biology degree with a minor in Psychology.  She transferred from Palo Alto College of the Alamo Colleges where she participated in the first year of the National Science Foundation CIMA-LSAMP Undergraduate Research Program.  Dr.Barnea selected Aly to work in a Neurobiology of Aging Lab at UTSA.  Her research project focused on The Effect of Methylene Blue on Associate Learning in the Nematode Caenorhabditis Elegans. She has attended and presented her research at several STEM conferences.  Aly is an experienced student ready to help you navigate the Alamo Colleges' system.  apayne22@alamo.edu

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Austin Trevino


Austin Trevino is a junior at UTSA pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree.  He transferred from Northwest Vista College of the Alamo Colleges where he participated in the first year of the National Science Foundation CIMA-LSAMP Undergraduate Research Program.  Dr. _ selected Austin to work in the Autonomous Control and Engineering laboratory.  There he was able to conduct research in robotics. His research consisted of building a completely autonomous robot using a derivative of SLAM technology.  Austin enjoys guiding students and introducing them to the idea of research.  atrevino305@alamo.edu

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Palo Alto College

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Penny Golden


Penny is a Senior working towards her Bachelor's in Social Science at Texas A&M University - San Antonio. Penny is an Alamo Colleges-Palo Alto College graduate.  She received her Associates Degree along with Entrepreneurial, Leadership, Information to Research and Administration certificates. She is a charter member of Chi Alpha Epsilon Chapter (XAE) where she has served as President.  As a staff member, she is a Palo Alto College Charter Member of Toastmasters International.  She is housed in the Science Learning Center in Brazos Hall at Palo Alto College. Penny is here to assist students in their collegiate careers.  She is ready to guide and assist you in reaching your educational goals and full potential. GO PALAMINOS! pgolden-crowe@alamo.edu
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Van Heye


Van Heye is a senior at Palo Alto College pursuing an Associate’s degree in Engineering.  He participated in the second year of the National Science Foundation CIMA-LSAMP Undergraduate Research Program.  He was assigned to Dr. Wilson’s lab to research the effects of Parkinson’s Disease on the brain.  He is the Vice-President of the Palo Alto College Society for Future Engineers.  He is now a CIMA-LSAMP Peer Mentor at Palo Alto College and is located in Brazos Hall.  He is here to help students pursue their goals and ensure academic success. vheye@student.alamo.edu

 

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San Antonio College

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Rob Salinas

Rob has been a MESA Center Member since Spring 2013.  He has served as the president of the Geology Club (Geological Society at San Antonio College) and has participated in the SAC Undergrad Research Program (SURP) for the last 2 summers.  Rob  has also attend  several STEM conference and is actively engaged in the San Antonio Community.  Currently, he volunteers with the Witte Museum, where he works in the collections and records department.  Rob is planning to transfer to UTSA Geology Program this fall and is trained to able to advise you in  applying for STEM related opportunities and help guide you through the transfer process. rsalinas130@alamo.edu

 

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St.Philip's College

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Andria Chavarria


Andria is a junior at Texas A&M - San Antonio pursuing a Bachelors in Mathematics and a minor in Biology.  She is a graduate of San Antonio College of the Alamo Colleges with an Associates in Mathematics and Liberal Arts.  For 2 years she tutored developmental math in the Math Lab at San Antonio College. Additionally, she worked closely with the Counselors as a Secretary at Palo Alto College.  Andria currently works at St.Philip's College with the CIMA-LSAMP program.  She is ready to help STEM students with their studies in Math or navigation through the Alamo Colleges' system. achavarria20@alamo.edu
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Ashton-Drake Giddings

Ashton-Drake is a senior at Texas A&M University - San Antonio pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Information Security. He graduated from St.Philip's College in 2013 with a degree in Network Security Administration.  He then attended Trinity University for a short time until transferring to Texas A&M University - San Antonio.  He has worked as a systems administrator at AlamoTech, LLC, and interned as an information security consultant at Denim Group, Ltd.  Ashton-Drake has held several positions at the Alamo Colleges including IT Tutor, Contract Trainer and now as a CIMA-LSAMP Peer Mentor.  He also mentors students for the CyberPatriot program.  He is here to guide you toward academic success and will use his knowledge and prior experiences to help you. agiddings2@alamo.edu

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