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 MESA Center Tutor and Work Study Schedule - Spring 2015


The MESA Center offers tutoring to all SAC students but gives priority to our MESA Members.  Membership is free but exclusive to non pre-health/pre-professional STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) students.  In order to become a member a student must follow us on, complete the MESA new member form, and attend MESA new member orientation.  For more information on becoming a member stop by the Center and ask any of MESA staff including workstudys and tutors. 

All our Staff Members are familiar with the MESA Center and our processes; many of them have been around for a while and have participated in volunteer activities, STEM student organizations, travel to conferences, and Undergraduate Research.  Please feel free to ask them to share their experiences with you.

Work-study Staff:

  • Destiny Barela & Rob Salinas - Can help with membership processes, OrgSync questions, weekly newsletter updates, MESA up-keep like checking out of materials (calculators & headphones),  replenishing supplies (pens, pencils, dry-erase markers), printing, coffee, etc.

Tutoring Staff :

Our Tutors are former MESA members that have successfully transferred to UTSA.  They have all participated in Undergraduate Research Opportunities provided through our campus.  Each tutors different STEM subjects, see below for a listing of the courses they are comfortable tutoring:

  • Steven Stringfield – Intro to Engineering, Engineering Graphics, General and University Physics, and math up to Calculus II
  • Mubeen Sultanta – Math up to Calculus III, Biology I, Chem I & II, & Physiology
  • Ben Uresti – Engineering Graphics, Intro to Engineering, General Physics, & Astronomy

Download a copy of the Spring 2015 Tutor and Workstudy Schedule here.


 META Scholarship Program - Deadline to Apply May 04,2015

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 May 04, 2015 for 2015-2016 consideration.

Click Here to Download a Scholarship Application

Submitting the META Scholarship Application

  • Applications may be downloaded by clicking on the link above
  • 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)


  UTSA - Transfer Academy for Tomorrow's Engineers (TATE)

 The UTSA College of Engineering has formed a collaborative partnership with the Alamo Colleges 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 Alamo Colleges 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 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 

Bridges to Biomedicine - A Bridge to a Career in Research - Deadline to Apply April 10, 2015

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



 SAC Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) - Deadline to Apply May 6, 2015

 Deadline to Submit a Proposal is May 6, 2015

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 2015.  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 $1,500 stipend funded through our LS-AMP CIMA (NSF), Title V Adelante Tejas (DoEd), and MSEIP Re-energize Partnership with Texas State (DoED) grants.

In order to apply to the program students should:

  • 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

To Download a Proposal Application click here

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

Summer 2012 - Team 2 power point

T-STEM Challenge Scholarship Application


Applications are being accepted for the T-STEM Challenge Scholarships of up to $1,500 for spring and summer 2015.  Funds are limited and will be awarded to the first 80 eligible candidates that apply.
Deadline to apply is March 01, 2015

Who's Eligible?

  • 2014 -2015 Alamo Colleges 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. 
  • 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:

  • T-STEM application - to download an application click here - - applications must be TYPED, type in the text
  • Submit a T-STEM scholarship application and your high school transcript to Thermajean Jones at  
  • Agree to complete 30 hours before the end of Summer 2015 (Fall 2014 coursework is counted as part of the 30 hours)
  • Complete 80% of coursework per semester
  • Register for the Selective Services System if you are a male between the ages of 18 and 25:

T-STEM Scholarship Application – next year’s cohort (2015-2016) – submit Alamo Colleges Foundation scholarship application for academic year 2015-2016 is available at:



 CIMA LS-AMP Undergraduate Research with Partnering Universities- CLOSED Until Spring 2016


   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 each institution in the areas of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geological science, and physics have agreed to mentor students from the Alamo Colleges and allow them to participate in the research being conducted in their laboratories.

Requirements for Applicants:

  1. Current student of the Alamo Colleges
  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 2016 Deadline TBA.

Analisa Sengele     Christopher Davis Allen Miller      Prakash Nair Usha Gururajarao


 GEEMS Program - Currently Accepting Applications


Deadline to Apply June 18, 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 June 18, 2015

Download and application here.

  Submit Application or questions to Ms. Analisa Garza Sengele at