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 2017

7th IACUC Meeting
IRB Meeting
4th Labor Day Holiday
10th IACUC October Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
14th IBC Meeting
20th IRB October Meeting Deadline
IACUC October Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
27th ORCA Workshops 11AM & 3PM Varsity Theater
28th ORCA Workshops 11AM & 3PM Varsity Theater

October 2017

5th IACUC Meeting
IRB Meeting
10th IACUC November Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
19th MEG Application Deadline
20th IRB November Meeting Deadline
IACUC November Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
26th ORCA Application Deadline



STEM Research Development

Year-to-Date Totals:

Awards: 278
Funding: $25,540,353

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