Eagle Ford Center for Research, Education and Outreach (EFCREO) was established in August 2013 by the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University Kingsville.
- Outstanding students whose career goals are well aligned with those of the regional economic development.
- A wide range of engineering programs (architectural, civil, environmental, electrical, computer science mechanical, chemical and natural gas, and industrial engineering).
- Nationally competitive environmental engineering program.
- Historically well-known natural gas engineering program.
- Competitive transportation research and educational expertise.
- A wide range of social science programs (political science, economics, and sociology) including international studies which incorporates global perspectives on major issues like sustainable development.
- Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute provides expertise on native seed restoration.
- Provides technical skills training for young professionals who are vital to the sustainable development of the Eagle Ford Shale Reserve.
- Organizes focused centered workshops to foster communications among academia, community organizations, industry and government entities on Eagle Ford Shale development related technical issues.