CU Boulder is an exciting place to launch a research career, with world-class, interdisciplinary research teams including 11 research institutes and over 90 research centers. The collaborative and creative research community at CU Boulder maintains partnerships with local industry leaders and national research laboratories including the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).