CU-Boulder is one of the nation's premier research universities, transforming graduate education for the 21st century. The campus in beautiful Boulder Colorado houses over 90 research institutes and centers, including interdisciplinary initiatives in emerging fields such as biotechnology, renewable energy, behavioral genetics, bioinformatics and bioengineering. The campus has close working relationships with several federal labs. The Colorado Diversity Initiative offers SMART, a summer research experience for undergraduates. Support and funding are available for underrepresented students working toward PhDs in science, math and engineering programs. Prospective graduate students may attend the Colorado Advantage, a grad preview weekend held each October.