Research at Arkansas Tech

This landing page has been developed to feature research at Arkansas Tech University and to assist faculty and staff in finding, applying for, and obtaining grants or other sponsored research opportunities. 

What We Can Do For You

Whether you are in the beginning stages of developing your idea or are ready to submit an application, there are faculty and staff available to help.

Who can help

Academic Affairs Grants & Research
Interdisciplinary Research Center
Interdisciplinary Research Series
Office of Sponsored Programs & University Initiatives



Interdisciplinary Research Series

This lecture series highlights individual, collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects. Presentations are given every semester and all faculty and graduate students are encouraged to participate. The IRS website contains proposal information and links to previous presentations.

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Recent Awards

Jessica Pipkins, ATU-Ozark Johnson County Adult Ed Instructor
Received $734 from the Johnson County Community Foundation for GED testing.

Dr. Geoffrey Ecker, Assistant Professor of Biology
Received $60,000 from the Environmental Defense Fund to perform research on nitrogen management products and decision support tools. 

Luke, Heffley, Education Counselor 
Received $1,200 from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to provide World War I education programs at the ATU library. 

Dr. Jessica Young, Assistant Professor of Physics
Received $1,996 from the Jonathan Reichert Foundation for lab equipment and $14,300 from the Academy of Applied Science for the Arkansas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Vic Dreier, Project Lead the Way State Affiliate Director
Received a combined total of $33,250 from AR STEM Coalition to support “Excellence in STEM,” “Girls Leadership Conference,” and “STEM Leadership for Girls”

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Undergraduate Research

The Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate Research office promotes undergraduate research in all fields.  We believe that collaborative faculty-student research activity provides valuable experience for our students and is an essential component of university teaching.  Suggestions regarding other avenues to improve the institutional undergraduate research activities are welcome.

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