The unique physical and cultural setting of the Center provide students and faculty with research and educational opportunities in tropical ecology, civil engineering, ecosystem sciences, geosciences, public and rural health, and agricultural economics.

Educational programs currently using the center include Agricultural Economics and Leadership, Biology, Civil Engineering, Counseling and Special Education, Ecosystem Sciences, Educational Leadership, Geography, Geology and Geophysics, Public and 
Rural Health, Social Work, and Tropical Ecology. The Soltis Center has also been used as a base for community service projects, such as the Engineers Without Borders, Aggies for Global Education, and MSC Fish, all from Texas A&M University.
While the Soltis Center for Research and Education is part of Texas A&M University, the center is available to programs from around the Texas A&M University System and other institutions from around the United States and Latin America.

“I was already pursuing a major in Geography, and not necessarily sustainability or environment-related work. But, my experiences at the Soltis Center still instilled the importance of research (I went on to pursue a Masters and PhD) and protecting our environment. I also became more physically active after my time at the Soltis Center, because I developed a passion for hiking and being out in nature more. I consider my visit at the Soltis Center as foundational to who I am now.”
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