Of the 71 LDRD projects funded in FY 2016, more than half (40 projects) involve university collaborators. These projects supported 18 undergraduate students and master's degree candidates, eight doctoral candidates and 14 post-doctoral researchers. Collaborators on LDRD projects also included nine industry partners and six national laboratories. Collaborations among university researchers, national laboratory researchers, and industry foster creativity and opportunities to help find solutions to national challenges. Such collaborations also support DOE objectives for nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.