MENTORSHIP & ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

SDSU Provides Various Opportunities for First-Gen Students to Benefit from Academic Enrichment & Mentorship.


AZTEC MENTOR PROGRAM 

The Aztec Mentor Program (AMP) provides students an individual mentor who is an established alumni/professional in the San Diego area or in other parts of the world. Mentors provide guidance on career-related topics such as interviewing, networking, graduate school, and more! The program is open to eligible juniors, seniors, and graduate students in all majors. The program runs during the Fall (Aug. - Dec.) and Spring (Jan. - May) semester.
Contact Information:  Diane Marin, Alumni and Career Development
Phone: 619-594-6851
Email:  
Online: http://amp.sdsu.edu
Location: Career Services, Student Services East (SSE) - 1200


Faculty-Student Mentoring Program

The mission of the Faculty-Student Mentoring Program (F-SMP) is to support student engagement and development through undergraduate research, scholarship and creative initiatives. The program serves SDSU juniors, seniors, and transfer students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Contact Information:  Jose Preciado, Director of General Studies
Email: 
Online: https://fsmp.sdsu.edu/ 
Location: Administration Building, AD 101  


Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Program

The SDSU Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program is an intensive undergraduate research training program, which prepares students for direct entry into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) or behavioral science Ph.D. programs. The mission is to improve the participation of historically underrepresented students in the sciences and increase the number of underrepresented students who matriculate directly to a Ph.D. program.

Contact Information: Michelle Altemus, Program Manager
Phone: 619-594-3744
Email:  
Online: http://sci.sdsu.edu/imsd/ 
Location: Geology, Mathematics, Computer Science (GMCS)-322C


Maximizing Access to Research Careers Program

The Maximizing Access to Research Careers Program (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U*STAR) is sponsored by the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The program provides support for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to improve their preparation for high-caliber graduate training at the Ph.D. levels.

Contact Information: Thelma Chavez, Coordinator, LSAMP, MARC, MSP
Phone: 619-594-7195
Email:  
Online: http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/marc/ 
Location: Geology, Mathematics, Computer Science (GMCS)-322B


Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Engineering Program

The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Engineering Program (MEP) supports underserved students to become the engineers and physical science professionals urgently needed in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) industry to compete in today’s global marketplace.

Contact Information:  Eric Pamintuan, MESA Engineering Program Coordinator
Phone: 619-594-7419
Email:
Online: http://mep.sdsu.edu/engineering/mep/
Location: Engineering 208


SDSU ANSWER Program 

The SDSU Advancing Navy STEM Workforce through Education and Research (ANSWER) Program assists new transfer student transition into SDSU by preparing them for research and internships. In order to apply, students must be new SDSU transfer students, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) majors, and U.S. citizens. MESA Program members, veterans/military dependents, first-generation, and low income students are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Contact Information:  Lance Rallof, Program Coordinator for ONR Funded Project ANSWER
Phone: 619-594-2680
Email: 
Online: SDSU Answer Program
Location: Engineering Building, E-210


TIPS ON FINDING A RESEARCH MENTOR

Additional resources on how to find a research mentor in any major are available on the undergraduate research site