Thank you Dr. Brian Daniell and Vicki Bynum for your generous gift.Put a foundation under research that changes the way we understand and care for our world

For decades, researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have pursued the difficult questions at the core of how we understand and engage with our environment. Now, CU–Boulder faculty and students are at the leading edge of the research that will help us understand and manage many of society’s grand challenges, including climate change, food security, water supply, energy use, and the health of ecosystems on which we all depend.

You can help bring these people together in new ways that transcend disciplinary and organizational boundaries.

Building the Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC) will bring together CU academic units and federal labs in a shared space. A new, efficient lab building and a refurbished 290,000 square-foot space for offices, classes, and collaborative work will enable transformative partnerships between economists and engineers, physicists and historians, business majors and ecologists. The complex will be a world-class research and teaching center that anchors the new environmental cluster on East Campus. A range of naming opportunities are available.

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You can put a foundation under emerging research that brings us closer to a sustainable future for Colorado and the world. Please consider making a donation today.

Friends of Diana Nemergut may wish to contribute to the Memorial Graduate Student Fund in her honor, which will support CU grad students working on questions of environmental microbiology and ecological sustainability.

Glaciologist and friend Mark Meier.

Those who knew Mark Meier may wish to contribute to the Mark F. Meier Memorial Fund, which will honor his many contributions to glaciology, the life of the institute, and the world around him with a space in SEEC.


Support students' research and travel to field sites and conferences by giving to the INSTAAR Graduate Student Support fund.


Provide discretionary support to let us do exceptional things through the INSTAAR General Gift fund.