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Colorado has one of the highest per capita concentrations of federally-funded science, research, and engineering facilities in the nation.


Over 30 federally-funded scientific research laboratories and institutes in our state are home to renowned scientists whose work has global impact in a number of areas including natural resource management, climate change, agriculture, bioscience, renewable energy, photonics, and astrophysics.  

Click on the logos below to go to their sites.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Earth System Research Laboratory

Boulder, CO

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Division of Vector Borne Diseases

Fort Collins, CO


National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Golden, CO

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National Institute of Standards and Technology

Boulder, CO

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Boulder, CO

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National Solar Observatory

Boulder, CO

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Bureau of Reclamation

Denver, CO

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National Center for Atmospheric Research

Boulder, CO

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National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

Institute for Telecommunications Sciences

Boulder, CO

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National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)


Boulder, CO

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National Ice Core Research Lab

Lakewood, CO

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U.S. Geological Survey

Water Mission Area Laboratories

Boulder, CO

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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research



Boulder, CO

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U.S. Forest Service

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Fort Collins, CO


U.S. Dept of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


Fort Collins, CO

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U.S. Dept of Agriculture

National Wildlife Research Center


Fort Collins, CO

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First Responders Network Authority


Boulder, CO

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U.S. Dept of the Interior

National Invasive Species Council



Fort Collins, CO

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Federal Railroad Administration

 Transportation Technology Center 


Pueblo, CO


NIST Public Safety Communications Research


Boulder, CO


National Park Service

Continental Divide Research Learning Center

Estes Park, CO

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National Integrated Drought Information System


Boulder, CO

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Space Weather Prediction Center


Boulder, CO

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National Weather Service


Boulder, CO

Joint Institutes

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