The latest economic impact survey indicated the University of Arkansas has an economic impact in excess of $1.2 billion on the state. The Arkansas Research and Technology Park contributes $55 million of
The U.S. Department of Education awarded a $35 million five-year grant to the College
of Education and Health Professions and the Arkansas Department of Education to fund
a program aimed at improving the education and career outcomes of low-income Arkansas
teenagers with disabilities.
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $2 million grant to a collaborative research
partnership to develop new technologies for fuel-efficient vehicles.
Scientific American ranked The Sustainability Consortium, a program jointly funded by the University
of Arkansas and Arizona State University, among the top 10 World Changing Ideas for
The Arkansas Research and Technology Park, managed by the University of Arkansas,
has helped three dozen promising tech firms get started, firms that have created nearly
350 jobs that pay an average salary of $80,000 each annually.
The University of Arkansas Community Design Center's design proposal for the Trailhead
Complex at the Maumelle River Nature Center won the 2013 Unbuilt Architecture and
Design Award from the Boston Society of Architects.
The National Science Foundation provided a grant to research plant fungi that cause
disease on the leaves of crops such as corn, sorghum and soybean and the strategies
they use to infect the plant.
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the university $1.4 million to create
the Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center, a consortium of researchers
with expertise on maritime and multimodal transportation.
Dollars in 2015 research spending
Tech start-ups at Research and Technology Park
Faculty Early Career Development Awards for faculty
Intellectual property disclosures from faculty this year