Our Mission

Support faculty, students, staff and university administration in efforts to encourage and support research, creative activities, and other expressions of academic scholarship.

Mentored Learning

We sponsor several mentoring programs (ORCA and MEG grants) that connect undergraduate students with faculty mentors to work on research projects and creative endeavors.

Compliance Committees

ORCA houses three compliance committees responsible for managing and approving human subject (IRB), animal subject (IACUC), and recombinant DNA (IBC) research.


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March 2015

5th IACUC Meeting
IRB Meeting
10th IACUC April Meeting Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
16th IRB Applications due for ORCA grant recipients
20th IRB April Meeting Deadline
IACUC April Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)

April 2015

2nd IACUC Meeting
IRB Meeting
5th Easter Sunday
10th IACUC May Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
20th IRB May Meeting Deadline
IACUC May Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
28th First day of spring term



STEM Research Development

Year-to-Date Totals:

Awards: 19
Funding: $1,629,112

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