Peer-Mentoring Program

 Program History

Funded by the National Science Foundation CIMA LS-AMP Program.  The MESA Center is proud to offer peer-mentoring services for STEM majors beginning Summer 2015.  Students that participate in the peer-mentoring program will meet twice a month with an assigned mentor.  During their sessions they will be mentored in the areas of academic planning and support, campus resources, social engagement, and personal growth/development. 

Eligibility and Application Process

In order to apply for the program students must be enrolled at San Antonio College in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) degree pathway (pre-health, pre-med, pre-professional pathways do not qualify).  Preference will be given to incoming freshman but all STEM students are encouraged to apply. Students interested in submitting an application should log-in to their OrgSync account, add MESA to their Organizations, and complete the "MESA Center - Mentoring Program" form.  For more information or help applying to the program, stop by the MESA Center in CAC 204 and speak to one of our peer-mentors.

Our Peer-Mentors

Rob SalinasRobert 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.

 

Amanda MartinezAmanda Martinez - Amanda is a former Alamo College - Palo Alto College student who previously participated in the NSF LS-AMP CIMA summer undergraduate research program in 2014.  During the program Amanda was placed into a Biology lab at UTSA.  Currently Amanda is working toward her Bachelor's of Science in Biology at UTSA.  Through her academic career she has participated in many lab trainings and workshops in the scientific field and has experience in applying for and securing scholarships and research opportunities.  She began working in the MESA Center in Fall 2015 and enjoys mentoring students and sharing her experiences.