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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February 2018

2nd ORCA Recipients Announced
6th IACUC Meeting
12th IACUC March Meeting Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
19th Presidents Day Holiday
20th IRB March Meeting Deadline
20th IACUC March Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
23rd ORCA Checks Available

March 2018

6th IACUC Meeting
12th IACUC April Meeting Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
20th IRB April Meeting Deadline
20th IACUC April Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
IRB Applications due for ORCA grant recipients



STEM Research Development

Year-to-Date Totals:

Awards: 39
Funding: $2,512,616

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