Arkansas, the "Natural State", is rich in natural resources, including fertile agricultural lands, mineral and water resources, and scenic natural wildlife habitat. Arkansans like to see the development of their natural resources for economic prosperity in a way that maintains the excellent environment they enjoy.
ACENRES is an organization dedicated to the advancement of research and education in the areas of energy, natural resources, and the environment.
ACENRES will promote faculty research in these focus areas and in disciplines that support them, with an emphasis on involvement of undergraduate students. This will be done by staff members of ACENRES conducting research in the particular areas of their own expertise and by providing funds to other ATU faculty who conduct research related to the Center's mission. This will also be accomplished through lending of Center expertise and equipment to ATU research investigations. ACENRES will also publicize departmental and individual expertise within the Tech community related to the scope of the Center's mission.
ACENRES will further education by such activities as originating and conducting short courses, workshops, and seminars, and by conducting outreach activities at high schools and other institutions in the community. ACENRES will enhance undergraduate education at ATU through the research opportunities it provides to students.