Science & Technology (STEM) Advising Institute

Areas of Interest include:  Anthropology, Biology, Engineering, Environmental Science, General Science, Mathematics, Psychology, Computer Programming, Computer Support Specialist, Computer Network Administration: Service Track, Computer Database Specialist, CISCO Certified Network, Information Security/ Assurance, Information Technology Security, MCSA: Windows Server Administration, Network Administrator, Physical & Natural Sciences 

Advising Syllabus - STEM Review your Science & Technology Institute's syllabus to view your step-by-step advising plan

Moody Learning Center (MLC) 1st Floor 
(please include your Banner ID number in your email)

Advising Team Lead  

Daniel Barreto
Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)

Certified Advisors

Janice Castillo

Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)

Hilda Finkenbinder

Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)

STEM - Finkenbinder, Hilda.jpgADVICE FROM HILDA

  • Recommended Resource: Our Tutoring Centers! Tutoring is FREE and really can be a great resource and extra support to under the material of the course. 
  • Reflection: I wish I had started at a 2-year college to save tuition costs as I was undecided with my major for the first two years. I would've loved to study abroad and enjoy the experience of attending a university and a different culture during college! 
Javier Vargas

Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)


  • Recommended Resource: Office of Student Life because they have non- academic activities for students that are entertaining. 
  • Reflection: Connect more with fellow students
Vanessa Villalpando-Elsayed

Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)

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  • Recommended Resource: Your Certified Academic Advisor is one of the best resources. He or she will advise you regarding the classes you need to take, and they will refer you to other resources as needed.
  • Reflection: I wish I had travelled more through the study abroad program. I was able to go to Brazil, but I truly wish I had studied in a European country as well.



Summer 2024 Hours
(Jun 3 - July 27)

Appointments (visit Nagivate for advisor availability)
Mon (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Wed (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Thu (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

On-campus Drop-ins
Tues (8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

Virtual Drop-ins
Tues (9:00 a.m. to noon)
Tues (2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Fri (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. AND 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

(Check On-campus & Virtual Drop-in Advising schedules, in First-come First-serve Assistance, for details)  

Students are seen by Certified Advisors on an open-advising and/or appointment basis. You are encouraged to plan ahead for your advising session to avoid an extended wait time. 
* Expect e-mail responses within 2 business days