Interdisciplinary Research Center, Military Science, and ATU Museum


Interdisciplinary Research Center

The Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC) is committed to promoting interdisciplinary research by educating the campus community about external funding opportunities and encouraging collaboration. The IRC aims to connect faculty with grant agencies and academic partners while supporting the advancement of scholarly activities . The IRC is comprised of four directors that represent the areas of Biology and Health Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Humanities and the Arts.

Additional information can be provided by the Office of Sponsored Programs and University Initiatives by contacting or 479-880-4327.  

Military Science

Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
Adjunct Faculty
Alumni House
(479) 498-6066 (Tech)
(501) 450-3145 (UCA)

Arkansas Tech University students may enroll in military science courses offered on the Arkansas Tech Campus. The objective of the department is to provide a basic military education and, in conjunction with the goals of Tech, to develop individual attributes essential to an Army officer. Instruction covers military fundamentals common to all branches of the military service.

Courses are open to all students. Requirements for enrollment in military science courses are as follows:

  1. Student must be enrolled at Tech and remain at or above the University’s probationary level.
  2. When contracted by the Department of Military Science, students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00; ROTC scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.50 GPA or better. Registration for military science courses is accomplished at the same time and in the same manner as registration for other courses through Tech. Students interested in this program may obtain further information by contacting the ROTC Department at (479) 498-6069.

Arkansas Tech University Museum

1502 North El Paso Avenue Techionery - Museum
(479) 964-0831 or
(479) 964-0826 (reception)
Online Research Site:

The mission of the Museum is to provide a center for collection, conservation, interpretation, and research concerned with the History of Arkansas Tech University and the stories of the people and partners that comprise that history.  This knowledge and interpretation focus on the establishment, history, and development of Arkansas Tech University, seeking to tell a compelling story of the places, events, and individuals making up the University's history to the community served by Arkansas Tech University.

The museum officially opened in April 1992 and accepts visitors between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, as well as by special arrangement, for evening programming, and through events.  Examples of events are Homecoming, and Art and Architecture: A Student Exhibition held each spring as a cooperative program with the Art Department.  Each Spring semester, the Museum offers a course entitled Interpretation/Education through Museum Methods as MUSM (ANTH, HIST) 4403 (5403).  The retail aspect of the Museum is The Museum Store, which serves as a conservation supplies and resource center providing advice and archival storage materials to care for family keepsakes and serve area nonprofits with collections storage solutions.  Publications about Tech History are also carried by the Store.