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 2017

2th IACUC Meeting
2 IRB Meeting
3th ORCA Recipients Announced
10th IACUC March Meeting Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
20th Presidents Day Holiday
21nd IRB March Meeting Deadline
21 IACUC March Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
24th ORCA Checks Available

March 2017

2rd IACUC Meeting
2 IRB Meeting
10th IACUC April Meeting Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
20st IRB April Meeting Deadline
20 IACUC April Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
IRB Applications due for ORCA grant recipients



STEM Research Development

Year-to-Date Totals:

Awards: 30
Funding: $1,385,665

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