Research plays a significant role in advancing the fundamental understanding of the world in which we live, in generating creative breakthroughs that lead to technologies with positive benefit, in creating opportunities for economic growth in the state, and in changing the trajectory of young people. At ORIC, our research leads us to collaborate across departments, the state, the nation and the world. Together, our focus is on improving lives not just in the lab or in theory, but in real life. Because we are not just discovering breakthroughs or developing new products we are actualy shaping the minds that shape the future. It's a process that leads to not only stronger minds, but better brains.
"Fearless Ideas makes our pride"
We see things differently. We think advancing progress is more important than advancing statistics. And big breakthroughs are not cause for a victory lap; they are just paths to even bigger ones. Every day, we are striving for a better world through better research. While our reputation is dependent on our prowess in research, a successful research enterprise is invariably tied to excellence in education, particularly graduate education. Ensuring coupling between excellence in research and advanced degree education is vital to the success of the institution