J.J. Pickle Research Campus
The J.J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC, formerly the Balcones Research Center) is in northwest Austin at the corner of Braker Lane and Burnet Road. A Pickle Research Campus map and building list is available for visitors to the PRC.
The following centers, groups, laboratories and services are at the PRC:
- Applied Research Laboratories
- Bureau of Economic Geology
- Center for Aeromechanics Research, Wind Tunnel
- Center for Electromechanics
- Center for Energy and Environmental Resources
- Center for Research in Water Resources
- The Commons Center
- Field Systems and Construction Automation Laboratory
- Construction Materials Research Group
- Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory
- Microelectronics Research Center
- Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory
- Petroleum Extension Service
- Robotics Research Group
- Software Quality Institute
- Texas Advanced Computing Center
- Texas Archeological Research Laboratory
- Texas Natural Science Center
- Institute for Geophysics
West Pickle Research Building (formerly the MCC Building)
The West Pickle Research Building is at the southwest corner of MoPac Boulevard and Braker Lane. The following centers, departments and services are in the building:
- Austin Technology Incubator
- Center for Space Research
- Construction Industry Institute
- IC2 Global Commercialization Group
- Imaging Research Center
- Institute of Classical Archaeology
- Office of Technology Commercialization
Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a nonprofit, self-sustaining center that serves as a portal through which students, researchers, businesses and knowledge flow freely between Texas and Mexico. Its operations are housed in the Research and Technological Innovation Park in Apodaca, a suburb of Monterrey, Mexico
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The mission of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in southwest Austin is to increase the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes.
The McDonald Observatory is one of the world's leading centers for astronomical research. Its facilities sit atop Mount Locke and Mount Fowlkes in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.
Marine Science Institute
The Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas has active research programs in marine science disciplines including the physiology, biochemistry and ecology of marine plants and animals; dynamics of marine ecosystems; biogeochemistry; mariculture; toxicology; and environmental monitoring. It is the oldest marine research station on the Texas Gulf Coast.
Brackenridge Field Laboratory
The Brackenridge Field Laboratory (BFL) is a unique urban research station on 88 acres of land that borders the Colorado River along Lake Austin Boulevard. From the early days of the university, biologists have used this tract of land for research, teaching and specimen collection. Since 1967, BFL has continued to evolve as a center for biodiversity research in Texas.