About Us

  Soltis Center building among the clouds
A video for the Soltis Center was produced by a research team working on a project, "A Vision Re-Imagined For The Soltis Center: An Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Research Program Through Integrated Project Delivery" funded by Texas A&M University Tier One Program Grant: Dr. Jun-Hyun Kim, Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning; Dr. Chris Houser, Geography; Dr. Scott Shafer, Recreation Park and Tourism Science; Dr. Julian Kang, Construction Science; Dr. Eugenio Gonzalez, Soltis Center for Research and Education.  (Click on the photo for video published April 4, 2016)

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 Centers' main objective is to support the University’s research, education, and outreach initiatives in Costa Rica and throughout the Central American region. Likewise, 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 through the Soltis Center.

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, multiple use areas, labs, classrooms, internet access, and a video conference room. The center is all-wheel chair accessible, along with more than 250 acres of primary and secondary growth forests.

I invite and encourage you to browse the website 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. For further information about educational possibilities at the Soltis Center, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Soltis Center for Research and Education using the email address below. 

Dr. Eugenio Gonzalez
Director, Soltis Center for Research and Education in Costa Rica
Tel +979.458.5568 (In USA)
Tel +506.2461.9890 (Office)