Mission Statement

The Center for Undergraduate Research at ATU serves the student population by providing information about research opportunities, funding of student research, and developing research skills for the future. In line with the ATU Strategic Plan, the Center for Undergraduate Research strives to achieve the goals outlined under Goal 1 (1.9 and 1.10). Ultimately, our goal is to empower and enable students to gain valuable research experience and skills that can be equipped for a meaningful and satisfying future upon graduation. This is achieved in three ways:

1.       Provide support, through internal research grants, for faculty and students to conduct research of the highest quality. This includes internal funding through grants, developmental workshops, special skills training, and other opportunities and services.

2.       Encourage and promote the use of co-curricular and high-impact educational practices such as student research, service learning, interdisciplinary project-based courses, and other learning opportunities.

3.       Elevate the level of undergraduate scholarship and research by increasing the visibility of research across campus through various outlets such as annual symposia, student-led conferences and thematic panel presentations, and applied research opportunities in the greater Russellville and Arkansas communities.


Fall 2020 CUR Workshops

"Successfully Navigating the Graduate School Application Process," Dr. Justin Moss, Assistant Professor of Psychology 

WebEx Webinar Recording: https://atu.webex.com/webappng/sites/atu/recording/play/1830d0c4a08541e3aaf024fb9339a75d

This workshop offers insight into whether you should apply to graduate school, which programs to which you should apply, how you can find information about those programs, and which application materials you will need. Dr. Moss shares his experiences as a former graduate school applicant and current graduate program director to help you successfully navigate the graduate school application process.


The 2021 Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate student research symposium is TBd.
For more information regaRding the 2019 Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM, please click HERE.


Undergraduate Research Steering Committee

Nathaniel Chapman, Director
(479) 356-2027

Jessica Young , Assistant Director 
(479) 880-4183

Justin Moss
 (479) 356-2046

John O'Connor
(479) 968-0427

Jeff Aulgur
(479) 964-3637

Sarah Gordon
(479) 964-0583

Seyed Hosseini
(479) 964-0583 ext. 4206

Wan Wei
(479) 968-04949