Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our Commitment to Diversity

From the Director

Diversity is fundamental to our success and increasing diversity is a major challenge we face in the science and education fields. At CIRES, we are committed to enhancing diversity by extending our knowledge and community across the full spectrum of identities. Few organizations are as well-equipped to meet this challenge as CIRES. We have superb scientists and support staff coupled with an exceptionally strong Education and Outreach program. Many CIRES researchers have worked with schools and community groups, giving us a rich pool of experience. Expanding participation in sciences requires ongoing effort and some of our work in this area is described below. I encourage you to reach out with suggestions about how CIRES can make more of a difference.

Research Experiences for Community College Students

Bringing community college summer interns to CIRES and CU to learn about water-related research and to work with scientists on a research question.

Lens on Climate Change

Using videography to engage middle and high school students from across Colorado about climate change topics.

Tribe's Eye

Engaging students from Tribal Colleges at two Native American Reservations in producing photos about climate and environmental change related topics.