Membership

 

MESA Membership is FREE and available to ALL STEM majors

Note: Because of the current social-distancing requirement as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the MESA project room is closed indefinitely. Once the campus resumes regular face-to-face operations, the room will reopen.

Students, who fill out an application, and become a MESA member can take advantage of extended center hours and the following benefits:

    • Regular Hours:  8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday
    • MESA Members Hours: 7a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Friday (All other times by appointment.)
  • Academic Accountability – Maintain communication with academic and discipline advisors and adhere to membership requirements.
  • Workshops – Gain skills and assistance through relevant workshops that include resume writing, presentation skills and public speaking.
  • Guest Speakers – Industry partners, community leaders and former students serve as mentors who provide critical insight and support to STEM students.
  • Experiential Learning – Participate in experiences outside of the classroom to gain additional skills in pursuit of academic/professional excellence.
  • Paid Undergraduate Research – Students have a chance to participate in on-campus and off-campus research projects for hands-on, real-world experiences.
  • Peer Mentors – Peer mentors assist students with professional and academic development.
  • Referrals – Connections are made to provide students access to additional campus resources.
  • Letters of Recommendation – Members who are in good standing can request a letter of recommendation for scholarships, internships and transfer.
  • STEM-related updates – Timely information is provided regarding scholarship, internship, employment and transfer opportunities.
  • Great Study space! 

 

How to become a Member

Membership Requirements Include
  • STEM major (For a list of majors visit the MESA homepage.) 
  • Register with us on AlamoExperience through ACES.
  • Attend a MESA Orientation
  • Meet  with a STEM Advisor once a semester
  • Volunteer for at least one MESA-sponsored event a semester
  • Apply to at least one transfer institution
  • Apply for one scholarship a month or four a semester
  • Become an active member of a STEM student organization
  • Participate in at least five activities (workshops, guest speakers, tutoring, peer mentoring, clubs)
Application Process

To begin the membership process:

 
* If you have any questions or would like an overview of AlamoExperience, reach out to a MESA Center staff member. For more information, email Dee Dixon at Ldixon4@alamo.edu.