Our college is engaged in a variety of complex and challenging activities requiring that many students and faculty members engage in research innovation within our centers. Thus, the university needs to reflect the value of innovation by recognizing and rewarding faculty and student’s creativity, labor and excellence.
At a research university, the creation of new knowledge and understanding is a fundamental responsibility. Centers innovation can, and should, encompass all areas of faculty responsibility.
The UTRGV Center for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Cyber Systems (CAMICS) integrates technologies, management, and systems that significantly improve the speed to market of new and refreshed products, speed in response to customer needs, and demand for customized products at mass produced prices and quick delivery time.Read More
Nanotechnology Center of Excellence
The Nanotechnology Center of Excellence provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed in the materials science area through state of the art research opportunities. The vision of the Center for Research in Nanotechnology and Material Science is to create an integrated multidisciplinary environment (Science and Engineering) for research, education, and outreach at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The Center will pool the available talent and expertise from various disciplines within the different Science and Engineering departments into a coherent materials science center and will focus on developing a predictive level of understanding on the development of polymeric and nanoparticle based material devices.
TMAC stands for Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center. We are an MEP affiliate, consisting of eight Texas partner institutions, providing affordable technical management, consulting and training services for companies in pursuit of accelerating profitable growth and improving products, processes and people statewide.Read More
The University Transportation Center for Railway Safety (UTCRS) was established in Fall of 2013 and operates as a consortium of three institutions, namely; The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) – Lead Institution, Texas A&M University (TAMU), and The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). The lead institution is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Title V Hispanic-Serving Institution, with 90% Hispanic enrollment. It is 2nd in the nation in the number of Bachelor’s degrees and 3rd in the nation in the number of Master’s degrees awarded to Hispanics.Read More
The National Science Foundation CREST Center for Multidisciplinary Research Excellence in Cyber-physical Infrastructure Systems (MECIS) was established on September 1, 2021, through NSF Award No. 2112650, and operates as a consortium of four institutions: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) – Lead Institution, University of California Riverside, University of Illinois Chicago, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The lead institution is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Title V Hispanic-Serving Institution, with 90% Hispanic enrollment.Read More
The Industrial Assessment Center provides free assessments to small and medium sized enterprises to assist them in improving productivity and reducing costs to make them more competitive through funding provided by the US Department of Energy. We are creating wealth, savings and pride in the four counties of south Texas known as the Rio Grande Valley. The Valley is home to one of the fastest growing populations in the world with over 3.5 million people in the region and one of the fastest growing industry sectors in the USA.Read More