University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


Requirements for Application

Note: in order to apply for NOAA CCME-II funds, you must meet the following requirements: you must have already been accepted to the institution on this page, you must be a U.S. citizen with proof of citizenship (i.e. U.S. passport, U.S. birth certificate, or naturalization certificate), and must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA average per school term.


  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Biology

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  • Disaster Studies



  • Ocean, Coastal and Earth Sciences
  • Agricultural, Environmental, and Sustainability Sciences
  • Biology

UTRGV Faculty

Dr. David Hicks Dr. David Hicks
Principal Investigator, Professor
Dr. Owen Temby Dr. Owen Temby
Associate Professor, Sch of Earth Env & Marine Sci.
Dr. Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro Dr. Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro
Professor, Sch of Earth Env & Marine Sci
Dr. Erin E. Easton Dr. Erin E. Easton
Assistant Professor
Dr. Alejandro Fierro-Cabo Dr. Alejandro Fierro-Cabo
Associate Professor, Sch of Earth Env & Marine Sci


Leticia Contreras Leticia Contreras
CCME Education Liaison, Research Associate II