Howdy! The Soltis Center for Research and Education in central Costa Rica was established in January 2009 with the vision and generous donation of Texas A&M University former student Mr. Bill Soltis and his wife Wanda. The Soltis Center's main objective is to support the University’s research, education, and outreach initiatives in Costa Rica and throughout the Central American region. Likewise, through The Center, the University seeks to promote and support the sustainable use and conservation of tropical biodiversity in Costa Rica while encouraging the social and economic development of its local inhabitants.
The Center offers a unique setting for the development of multi-disciplinary research activities, service projects and study abroad courses. The modern facilities of the Center include dorms, a cafeteria and multiple use areas, labs, classrooms, internet access, and a video conference room, all wheel chair accessible, along with more than 250 acres of primary and second growth forests.
I invite you to browse this web page to gain a greater understanding of our mission, values, and objectives, and to gain some insight into the ways in which Texas A&M University is engaged in Costa Rica. Please do not hesitate to contact the staff at the Soltis Center for Research and Education for further information of what is possible at the Soltis Center.
Dr. Eugenio Gonzalez
Director, Soltis Center for Research and Education in Costa Rica
Tel +979.862.7934 (In USA)
Tel +506.2461.9890 (Office)