Prepare Future Leaders Through Integrated Sciences

Now more than ever, leadership requires a thorough grounding in the sciences. CMC has placed a priority on raising the critical, technical, and scientific fluency of all students to ensure their ability to lead in a modern economy — with general education and interdisciplinary study in the natural sciences, social sciences, computer science, and data science — and supporting faculty and students as they conduct research that will shape the future.

  • We will prepare future leaders through integrated sciences by raising the critical technical and scientific fluency of all students and ensuring their ability to lead within a modern economy.
  • We will invest in a new integrated sciences program, buoyed by interdisciplinary connections with the humanities and social sciences and steeped in computational approaches.
  • We will house the program in an iconic new facility that will allow us to fully realize the campus master plan, connecting the North Mall, providing a “front door” to the campus, and facilitating collaboration, and create adaptable spaces for student‐centric and hands‐on learning.

    CMC Stories: Integrated Sciences

    Stories focused on the sciences, including computer, data, mathematical, physical and biological

    A Voice of Trust and Reason

    Public health expert Katya Calvo Corado ’01 researches COVID-19

    CMC Names Founding Chair for Integrated Sciences

    Dr. Ran (“Ron”) Libeskind-Hadas will lead a next-generation interdisciplinary curriculum for the College.

    An Ardor for Arbor

    Maddie Hall ’14, recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 for science, uses her interdisciplinary skills to create super trees

    Fueled-Up for Success

    Lydia Li ’13, a Forbes 30 Under 30 changemaker for energy, specializes in environmental impact investing

    CMC’s Scientific Method

    Professor of Biology Emily Wiley shares CMC’s plan for teaching the integrated sciences

    Empowered by Science

    Kelly Watanabe’s ’20 science education has prepared her to help others and achieve breakthroughs

    A Systems Thinker

    Harriet Nembhard ’91, Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa, couples efficiency with imagination

    International Impact

    Environmental chemistry students collaborate on research overseas to revive Bangkok canals

    Exploring Our Future

    A first look at the College’s conceptual plans for a new integrated sciences center—a seminal investment and commitment that infuses science and computation deep into the fabric of the CMC mission and campus.


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