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Welcome to the

Paso del Norte Mensa Web Page

(West Texas and Southern New Mexico)

(Last updated April 2017)

Testing Day: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 @ 1PM

Location: Cielo Vista Library (Jose Cisneros) 1300 Hawkins Blvd. El Paso, TX 79912

Contact JB Sipherd at or 915-598-3640

Bring $40 cash, check or credit card ($25 if you call ahead), picture ID, if younger than 18, parent for permission.

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Click below for:


Calendar (see the latest PENSAR... for updates!)

Facebook (closed group for Paso Del Norte Mensa Members)

Join Mensa!

Visitor Links for the Paso del Norte Mensa area


Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\rook123\Documents\Mensa Web Page\100_0020_IMG.jpgClick on links for HISTORIC PICTURES of PdN Mensa (Aaah, the "good old days," circa 2000-2001):

At a Fold & Staple

At the Tigua restaurant

At a meeting(?)

Lynda & Big Jim

Mensa Quilt

Mensa Quilt

5/6/01 Supper [w/Lou!].

Mensa is an international society that has one - and only one - qualification for membership: a score in the top 2% of the population on a standardized intelligence test.

Mensa's purposes are to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity; to encourage research in the nature, characteristics, and uses of intelligence; and to provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members.


American Mensa has approximately 50,000 members. Five million Americans are eligible for Mensa membership.

Mensans come from all walks of life and all levels of society. However, they share one trait - high intelligence. To qualify for Mensa, one must score in the top 2% of the general population on an accepted standardized intelligence test.

As an organization, American Mensa provides intelligent individuals an opportunity to meet other smart people at the local, regional, and national levels. Mensans interact at entertaining events and exchange ideas through a variety of publications. Mensa members also work to help others in their communities by providing scholarships and volunteering for community-oriented activities. 

    Paso del Norte Mensa has more than 100 members spread over a large area, as you can tell by looking at the shaded area in the map above. This vast distance tends to make it difficult for members to get together on a regular basis, but also helps create a unique and diverse group of extremely interesting people. People from all walks of life are members of this group. Everything from doctors to custodians, card carrying rocket scientists to those who can't really pin down exactly what they do. We even have one member who qualified while being tested for the severity of brain damage he incurred in an accident.

    If you would like to be part of this unique organization, or want more information about Mensa, contact one of the Paso Del Norte officers, or:

American Mensa, Ltd. 1229 Corporate Drive West.                                         

Arlington, TX 76006



Other Links of Interest

For InterLink-


Gifted Children Scholarships

Official American Mensa Products