The Center provides a unique, cross-cultural learning experience for students and faculty. Some outreach activities have already been carried out, where staff, students and faculty have actively participated. Clear examples are the construction and establishment of the Computer Lab at the local community in 2011, where Texas A&M Chapter of Engineers Without Borders and the staff of Center worked closely with community leaders and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Costa Rica to have this lab fully operating. More recent activities includes the co-organization of the World Environmental Day and Science Fair with local primary and secondary schools, and the active participation of the Center on facilitating and supporting the maintenance of the main access road and the construction of new classrooms for the secondary school in the San Juan community.

These are some exemplary Volunteer & Community Service Activities that students and faculty have been involved locally:

  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Aggies for Global Education
  • MSC FISH and FLI
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) programs
  • Training individuals with disabilities
  • Environmental education
  • Eco-tourism and community development

For more information on community service or outreach activities, please contact Dr. Eugenio Gonzalez at egonzalez.soltis.center@tamu.edu.