The ICUC was founded in 2002 by Prof Bob Morris in Biology and Prof Geoff Collins in Astronomy & Physics with a grant from the National Science Foundation. Prof Morris now serves as the Research Director of the ICUC. The ICUC is staffed by Student Staff, one of whom is the Student Director. Students and faculty who use the ICUC include:
Prof Bob Morris uses the ICUC and its equipment in BIO 219 Cell Biology, BIO 254 Developmental Biology, BIO 324 Neurobiology, BIO 400 Senior Seminar, and in his research on the roles of cilia in development and tissue regeneration.
Prof Geoff Collins uses the ICUC and its equipment in PHYS 160 Geology, ASTRO 140 The Solar System, and PHYS 227 Remote Sensing, and in his research on the icy satellites of the outer solar system.
Prof Jason Goodman uses the ICUC and its equipment in PHYS 165 Climate Change: Past and Present, and in his research on flows of mass and heat in ice-covered oceans of earth and on outer moons of the solar system.
Prof Dipankar Maitra uses the ICUC and its equipment for the study of life forms such astardigrades that may survive conditions of space.
Prof Evelyn Staudinger uses the ICUC in the Living Architecture Connection between her course Art & Art History 253 Castles and Cathedrals and Biology 219 Cell Biology.