Arkansas Center for Energy, Natural Resources, and Environmental Studies


2014-15 ACENRES White Paper

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.

We are in the process of implementing a Strategic Plan that was finalized in 2013 with the help of the ACENRES Steering Committee and other ATU faculty. Contact Dr. Jason Patton ( for information about the Strategic Plan.