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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September 2016

1st IACUC Meeting
IRB Meeting
5th Labor Day Holiday
8th FAC ORCA Orientation Noon Nelke Theatre
9th FAC ORCA Orientation 10AM Nelke Theatre
12th IACUC October Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
13th NURS ORCA Orientation 5:30PM SWKT 490
14th PMS 5PM ESC C295
15th EDUC ORCA Orientation 11AM MCKB 305
16th LSCI ORCA Orientation Noon LSB 2006
19th LSCI ORCA Orientation 4PM LSB 2006
20th IRB October Meeting Deadline
IACUC October Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
22nd FHSS ORCA Orientation 11AM SWKT 250
HUM ORCA Orientation 4PM JFSB 4010
23nd ET ORCA Orientation 11AM CB 254
28th Grant Writing Workshops Varsity Theater 11AM or 3PM
29th Grant Writing Workshops Varsity Theater 11AM or 3PM

October 2016

6th IACUC Meeting
IRB Meeting
10th IACUC November Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
20th IRB November Meeting Deadline
IACUC November Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)



STEM Research Development

Year-to-Date Totals:

Awards: 269
Funding: $25,013,181

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