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.

Research and Educational Capacities 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.

Education and Training:

  • 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.

Opportunities To Work With EFCREO: