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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July 2015

9th IACUC Meeting
IRB Meeting
3rd-4th Independence Day Holiday
10th IACUC August Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
20th IRB August Meeting Deadline
IACUC August Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
24th Pioneer Day Holiday

August 2015

6th IACUC Meeting
IRB Meeting
10th IACUC September Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
20th IRB September Meeting Deadline
IACUC September Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
31st First day of fall semester



STEM Research Development

Year-to-Date Totals:

Awards: 129
Funding: $10,995,245

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