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Congressman Gonzalez Announces $5 Million for UTRGV from the National Science Foundation 

September 14, 2021
Press Release

Washington – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced $5,000,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the establishment of the Center for Multidisciplinary Research Excellence in Cyber-Physical Infrastructure Systems (CIS) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).


The Center’s research and education activities will develop an underrepresented workforce, equipping our students with the skills to address complex societal problems—and preparing them for the jobs of the future. The Center will partner with the public and private sectors to advance technology transfer and product development in cyber-physical infrastructure systems as well as address gaps in the planning, design and operation of CIS. 


“Innovative research to address and find solutions our modern problems is integral to the growth of our economy and society,” said Congressman Gonzalez. “I am proud to secure this funding for UTRGV and support our students as they confront our complex infrastructure and answer the questions of tomorrow.” 


Two of UTRGV’s priorities are to expand educational opportunities for our students and to conduct research that benefits the Valley,” said UTRGV President Guy Bailey. “This remarkable grant from the NSF will enhance both priorities by creating a much-needed Center for Multidisciplinary Research Excellence in Cyber-Physical Infrastructure Systems (CIS). We are grateful for all the individuals at UTRGV and for Congressman Gonzalez for helping to make this grant possible.”