Logs in a Colorado mountain stream

INSTAAR DEI Summer Scholars share research plans

May 20, 2022

INSTAAR’s first cohort of DEI Summer Scholars has been announced. Sáde Cromratie Clemons, Christina Geller, and Katarena Matos will each be awarded a stipend for the summer months to continue their research projects.

Four 8th graders touching, smelling, and learning about permafrost.

Angevine Middle School students visit INSTAAR for hands-on science

April 21, 2022

200 students from Angevine Middle School criss-crossed INSTAAR space this morning, engaging in hands-on science activities. Students touched and smelled permafrost, looked at algae through microscopes, tested water pollution in local streams, investigated soil texture, learned about chickadees, and checked out weather and climate measurements in fast-paced, hands-on activities.

Scientist works on equipment while on sea ice

New Polar Science Early Career Community Office launches at CU Boulder (CIRES)

April 13, 2022

The Polar Science Early Career Community Office, funded by the NSF and housed by CIRES and INSTAAR, will provide training opportunities, resources and funding to support and help build a community of polar early-career scientists in the United States.

Mural of George Floyd's face surrounded by flowers

INSTAAR statement on systemic racism

June 19, 2020

We recognize that Black Lives Matter and stand with the protesters demonstrating against injustice. We are also reckoning with the overdue realization that we are part of the same systems that led to that violence. We commit to doing our part to dismantle implicit, systemic racism in our own spaces and list specific actions we will take within INSTAAR.