The Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers is a nonprofit organization solely for the purpose of recognizing outstanding chemical engineers and providing support for the Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering. The Academy exists:
- As an endeavor to strengthen the dedication of students to chemical engineering through personal and professional example.
- For the annual recognition of chemical engineers who bring honor to the profession as practitioners and as citizens especially those who are graduates of the U of A Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering.
- To provide advisory guidance and counsel at the call of the Department Head, Faculty, or students.
- To provide a continuing means of organizing support for the benefit of the UA Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering including its faculty, staff, and students.