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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January 2015

5th First day of Winter semester
8th IACUC Meeting
IRB Meeting
12th IACUC February Meeting Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
19th Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
20th IRB February Meeting Deadline
IACUC February Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)

February 2015

5th IACUC Meeting
IRB Meeting
6th ORCA Recipients Announced
10th IACUC March Meeting Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
16th Presidents Day Holiday
20th IRB March Meeting Deadline
IACUC March Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
25th ORCA Checks Available



STEM Research Development

Year-to-Date Totals (as of December 2014):

Awards: 479
Funding: $30,090417

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