Education Technology Center: The integration of technology into teaching and learning.
Center of Excellence in STEM Education: Advancing the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through cooperation between UTPA and the local community.
Center for Mexican American Studies: Preparing students to critically investigate community knowledge and socio-political, economic, cultural, and artistic conditions of and contributions by Mexican Americans.
CHAPS – Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools: Promote STEM education in the public schools while encouraging the preservation of the local culture.
University Transportation Center for Railway Safety: Develops knowledge, diverse human resources, and innovative technology in support of strategic safety plans for the U.S. rail transportation industry.
Center for Subtropical Studies: Focusing on the environmental concerns of the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Coastal Studies Laboratory: Concentrates on University education, public education and coastal research.
Center for Bilingual Studies: Brings together faculty from colleges across the university to collaborate on research that explores bilingual families and the communities in which they live.
Business and Tourism Research Center: Designs, conducts and disseminates customized, primary RGV-based research relevant to businesses and communities within the Rio Grande Valley.
Center for Border Economic Studies: A public policy research unit dedicated to the study of problems and issues unique to the U.S. - Mexico border economy and North Tamaulipas.
South Texas Border Health Disparities Center: Focuses on enhancing the institutional capacity of UTPA researchers to conduct health disparities research with a particular emphasis on the prevention of obesity, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease among the largely Hispanic population along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Border Health Office: Collaborates with community-based organizations to promote health services and education, provide technical assistance to communities and institutions, and sponsor health education efforts including conferences and workshops.
Center for Survey Research: Conduct research on issues that are important to Hidalgo and Cameron county residents. Topics primarily cover political and social issues.
Speech and Hearing Center: Provides diagnostic and therapeutic speech and hearing services to infants, preschoolers, school-aged children and adults in English and Spanish.
updated July 1, 2014