Resilience,collaborationԻimpactcome to mind when reflecting onUniversity of Colorado Boulder research, scholarship and creative works in2020–21.

Record-breaking sponsored research funding—headlined by $634million in total gifts and awards, $481 million of which was awarded by federalagencies—provides measurable evidence of the resilience of our researchers,faculty, students and staff.

The spirit of teamwork that bolsters our campus culture is also on displayin our most significant research efforts, several of which appear below. Collaborations like theEmirates Mars Mission, theǰ2پDz𳦳and theASPIRE transportation centerare generatingbuzz globally. Closer to home, new initiatives like theCenter for African andAfrican American Studiesand theAI Institute for Student-AI Teamingillustrate the boundless possibilities of students, faculty, staff, peeruniversities and federal partners uniting for a common purpose.

From learning how tobest address COVID-19to tackling the ever-expandingeffects of our changing climate, CU Boulder faculty, staff and students will always be found at the leading edgeof the issues that matter most.