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1819 N. Main St.
San Antonio TX, 78212


 SAC Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) - Currently Accepting Applications


Deadline to Submit a Proposal is Wednesday Feb 10, 2016 for Spring 2016; and

 Friday May 6, 2016 for Summer SURP


The SURP Program is an opportunity for San Antonio College STEM students to form a research team comprised of 2-4 members and develop  an undergraduate research project to perform over 10-week this summer.  Teams are expected to present their findings at the MESA Center in Sept 2016.  In addition, participants are expected to remain in academic good standing, dedicate approximately 15 hrs/wk to the project, and adhere to the commitments established under their project agreement contract (including but not limited to submitting a PowerPoint Presentation, Poster and Research Paper).  Students that successfully complete the program will earn $1,000 - $1,500 stipend funded through our LS-AMP CIMA (NSF), Title V Adelante Tejas (DoEd), or MSEIP Re-energize Partnership with Texas State (DoED) grants.

Spring 2016 Special SURP project - Deadline Wednesday Feb 10, 2016

This Spring we will have a special SURP project funded through the NSF and supervised by adjunct faculty advisor Klaus Bartels.  The project will be to complete research, performance testing, and minor upgrades to the Solar Electric Cart build by SAC students in 2015.   For more details regarding team requirements and student commitment to the project please download a flyer.  For proposal subject ideas contact

 Download Spring 2016 Flyer here 

Download a Spring 2016 SURP application here

 Summer SURP - Deadline May 6, 2016 Applicant Requirements:

  • Be in academic good standing
  • Form a team of 2-4 members interested in a similar field of study
  • Identify a potential faculty advisor (see Mrs. Analisa Sengele if you need help)
  • Submit a SURP Proposal Application to Mrs. Analisa Sengele  by the deadline May 6, 2015


Download a Summer 2016 SURP application here



Summer 2012 - Team 2 power point

Examples of Previous SURP Projects:

SURP Summary power point - Professor Bartels

Spring 2012 - Team 1 power point and report

Spring 2012 - Team 2 power point

Spring 2012 - Team 3 power point and report

 Bridges to Biomedicine - A Bridge to a Career in Research - Currently Accepting Applications

Gain Valuable work experience and make important contacts in the field of biomedical research.  Participants earn income working part-time during the fall and spring semesters in labs in the San Antonio area.  Summers are spent in full-time paid research positions at Texas State University.  Build your future as a scientific researcher!


  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Enrolled full-time at SAC and NVC
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Biomedical major
  • Belong to a group recognized by the NIH as underrepresented in biomedical research
  • College ready in Math and English

For more information please visit the Bridges to Biomedicine website at or contact




  T-STEM Challenge Scholarship Application



Applications are being accepted for the T-STEM Challenge Scholarships of up to $2,500 for the 2015-2016 Academic School Year.  Funds are limited and applications will be reviewed beginning October 23, 2015.

Who's Eligible? 

  • 2015-2016 Alamo Colleges District students with a declared major in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) programs, including specific Allied Health, Advanced Machining, and Aviation majors are eligible to apply.  Nursing majors are not eligible, but Biology pre-nursing students are eligible.
  • You must have a B average in your high school math and science courses (or GED) and a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher on your current college transcript to be eligible.

How to apply: 

  • Submit a scholarship application and high school transcript (official or unofficial) to: 
    • You may also drop these off in person with Erik Anderson in the Chance Academic Center Rm 303 (CAC 303)
  • Eligible male applicants between the ages of 18 and 25, must include proof of Selective Services System registration ( or a signed letter attesting that are not required to register for the Selective Services.
  • Applicants must agree to complete 30 hours in the 2015-2016 academic year and Complete 80% of coursework per semester  

 CIMA LS-AMP Undergraduate Research with Partnering Universities- Deadline November 13, 2015


   Alamo College students that are accepted into the program are placed in labs at partnering universities for a 10-week program during the summer of 2016 and will receive a $3000 stipend for their work. Stipends are provided by the NSF LS-AMP CIMA grant.  A number of faculty from partnering four-year institutions in the areas of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geological science, and physics have agreed to mentor students from the Alamo Colleges District and allow them to participate in the research being conducted in their laboratories.

Requirements for Applicants:

  1. Current student of the Alamo Colleges District
  2. STEM (Science. Technology, Engineering, Math) student
  3. Minimum GPA of 3.0
  4. U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  5. 18 years of age or older

Additional information and the program application can be found at the CIMA-LSAMP Program website Click on the left menu tab "application".  Deadline is November 13, 2015.

Analisa Sengele     Christopher Davis Allen Miller      Claudia Verdin Usha Gururajarao


 META Scholarship Program - Application Period Closed until April 2016 

 Motivating Engineers To Achieve

META Scholarships are available through and NSF - S-STEM (META) program for San Antonio College Engineering Majors.  Entry to the program is competitive and those chosen to participate in the program can receive up to $10,000 in scholarship money every year (depending on their unmet financial need).  If chosen for the program, META Scholars must become a MESA member and complete the MESA membership requirements.  In addition to the MESA requirements, META scholars must:

  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA and full-time enrollment
  • Meet twice a semester with an assigned faculty advisor and adhere closely to the Engineering (CIP14) degree plan
  • Attend META Scholar orientation
  • Complete 5 hours of volunteerism through MESA sponsored events
  • Participate in a minimum of two META activities such as workshops, guest speaking events, conferences, and/or field trips

*META activity participation will count toward MESA membership requirements.  For a full list of requirements click on the membership tab on the left-hand menu.

META Scholar Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a US Citizen, National, Refugee, or Permanent Resident
  • Must be majoring in Engineering (CIP14) and enrolled full-time with San Antonio College as your home institution
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA or better
  • Must demonstrate financial need through a completed FASFA and be in good standing with our Financial Aid Office
  • Must submit your completed application packet no later than June 2016 for Fall 2016 consideration.

Submitting the META Scholarship Application

  • Applicants can submit applications to Ms. Bly Korseau in CAC 238 or by e-mail to 
  • Questions? e-mail us at, stop by the MESA Center in CAC 204, or contact::
    •  Dr. Dimitriu (Engineering Coordinator/META Lead Co-PI)
                  CAC 238
    •  Mrs. Analisa Sengele (MESA Center Coordinator/META Co-PI)
                  CAC 204 (MESA Center)


 GEEMS Program - Currently Accepting Applications


Deadline to Apply October 15, 2015


 The GE2MS Teaching Program is a unique partnership between the College of Sciences and the College of Education and Human Development at UTSA. The program encourages mathematics and science majors to become teachers by allowing students to earn their teaching certification in 4 years in addition to their Bachelor’s degree in the STEM major of their choice. A Noyce Scholarship is available to Alamo Community College Students that would like to participate in the GE2MS Program and transfer to UTSA.  The deadline to submit applications is October 15, 2015

Download and application here. 

  Submit Application or questions to Ms. Analisa Garza Sengele at 


   UTSA - Transfer Academy for Tomorrow's Engineers (TATE) - Closed until Spring 2016

 The UTSA College of Engineering has formed a collaborative partnership with the Alamo Colleges District predicated on intervention strategies designed to increase the academic success of first-generation students who have been traditionally under served. Both institutions are committed to preparing students by creating paths of study that provide a seamless transition from the Alamo Colleges District to the College of Engineering at UTSA. They acknowledge the fact that this partnership represents an unprecedented opportunity for a select cohort of transfer students and will require ongoing collaboration

Three Goals:

  • Form a collaborative partnership between UTSA College of Engineering and Alamo Colleges District to increase the number of first-generation students who pursue an engineering degree.
  • Address Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships as they pertain to engineering education at UTSA.
  • Recruit, educate, and graduate more first-generation engineering majors. 

The TATE Program will select students based upon the completed student application, student resume, transcript and personal statement. In order to apply, students must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of a 2.80 and intend to transfer to UTSA and complete a degree in engineering.

Program Eligibility – A student is eligible to participate in the TATE Scholars Program if the student meets all the following requirements:

  • Must be admissible & enroll full-time at UTSA Fall 2015
  • Must major in Engineering
  • 2.80 cumulative GPA at time of transfer & have successfully completed Physics I (2425)
  • Must have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours at an Alamo Community College.
  • Must be in good academic standing with previous institution
  • Submit a completed application

Program Requirements

  • Mandatory attendance & completion of summer camp program (Dates TBD)
  • Completion of all summer camp assignments and video project
  • Completion of group presentation & Final paper submission
  • Attendance to monthly cohort meetings once enrolled at UTSA
  • Interest in climate related research & technical writing
  • $ 1,500 to $ 2,000 stipend awarded after completion of summer camp

Click here to download an application. Please deliver, mail, email or fax completed application by the deadline April 15, 2015 to:

Mr. Darrell C. Balderrama

Ph. 210.458.4284
Fax 210.458-2764  

One UTSA Circle - MS 2.03.14B

San Antonio, Texas 78249