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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October 2015

1st ORCA Grant Workshop
IACUC Meeting
IRB Meeting
10th IACUC November Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
20th IRB November Meeting Deadline
IACUC November Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)

November 2015

5th IACUC Meeting
IRB Meeting
10th IACUC December Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
20th IRB December Meeting Deadline
IACUC December Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
Thanksgiving Holiday



STEM Research Development

Year-to-Date Totals:

Awards: 267
Funding: $24,567,321

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