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TCI’s was created by Dr. Jessica Lucero and Dr. Jennifer Roark in an attempt to reinvigorate the way in which research is taught at Utah State University and the way research is performed in Northern Utah.  Specifically, Dr. Lucero and Dr. Roark noticed the lack of enthusiasm from many Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students enrolled in research courses, while simultaneously noticing that many community based agencies did not have the resources to conduct research projects.  Collaborating with Dr. Peak, Drs. Lucero and Roark created TCI with the sole purpose of providing research services to Northern Utah by engaging BSW (and eventually MSW) students in the community performing research.