Preparing Future Leaders
Through Integrated Sciences

Claremont McKenna College’s next-generation Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences, located inside the new Robert Day Sciences Center, will uniquely integrate science education to address the biggest questions of our time. This interdisciplinary approach will prepare students to lead at critical intersections of scientific and computational discovery, technological application, business, policy, ethics, and several of the College’s other core liberal arts strengths. Explore CMC’s ambitious vision below.

Preparing Future Leaders
Through Integrated Sciences

Claremont McKenna College’s next-generation Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences, located inside the new Robert Day Sciences Center, will uniquely integrate science education to address the biggest questions of our time. This interdisciplinary approach will prepare students to lead at critical intersections of scientific and computational discovery, technological application, business, policy, ethics, and several of the College’s other core liberal arts strengths. Explore CMC’s ambitious vision below.

The Kravis Department of
Integrated Sciences

In February 2022, Claremont McKenna College announced the naming of its new Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences. The program, rooted in CMC’s foundational liberal arts and leadership mission, honors philanthropist, trustee, and alumnus Henry Kravis ’67 and his wife, Marie-Josée. Their transformative commitment will support the appointment of 25 world-class faculty, including 12 Kravis Chairs, exploring grand interdisciplinary, socio-scientific challenges.

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The Robert Day
Sciences Center

In December 2021, Claremont McKenna College announced the naming of its new Robert Day Sciences Center, an iconic facility that will further expand the College’s commitment to preparing future leaders. In recognition of a lead gift from the W.M. Keck Foundation and investments from foundations affiliated with the Day family, the new center honors CMC alumnus, fifty-year trustee, and W.M. Keck Foundation chair and chief executive officer Robert Day ’65 P’12.

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Inside the Program

A Leadership Conversation

Watch the video, at right, to learn how CMC will prepare today’s leaders through a strong foundation in science, computation, evidence-based inquiry, and data analysis to address the modern world’s most significant challenges.

Integrated Sciences at CMC

Overview of the Plan

In late September, President Hiram E. Chodosh unveiled conceptual plans for integrated sciences at CMC—a seminal investment and commitment that infuses sciences and computation deep into the fabric of the College’s mission and campus.

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Integrated Sciences at CMC

Alumni Profiles

Our alumni engage in science in service to society in many different ways. Read about four extraordinary alumni and their contributions. The new Integrated Sciences Program will prepare CMC students to pursue their aspirations and apply science to address some of the most important problems, challenges, and opportunities of our time.

Changing the Game

Changing the Game

Daniel Kelly ’82, a cutting-edge neurosurgeon focused on cognitive disorders, believes psychedelic-assisted therapy will transform behavioral healthcare

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An Ardor for Arbor

An Ardor for Arbor

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

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A Systems Thinker

A Systems Thinker

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

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Integrated Sciences at CMC Alumni Profiles

Our alumni engage in science in service to society in many different ways. Read about four extraordinary alumni and their contributions. The new Integrated Sciences Program will prepare CMC students to pursue their aspirations and apply science to address some of the most important problems, challenges, and opportunities of our time.

Changing the Game

Changing the Game

Daniel Kelly ’82, a cutting-edge neurosurgeon focused on cognitive disorders, believes psychedelic-assisted therapy will transform behavioral healthcare

read more
An Ardor for Arbor

An Ardor for Arbor

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

read more
A Systems Thinker

A Systems Thinker

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

read more

Integrated Sciences Advisory Council Members

David Asai
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Senior Director of Science Education

Harriet B. Nembhard ‘91
University of Iowa
Dean of the College of Engineering
CMC Trustee

Pavel Pevzner
UC San Diego
Ronald R. Taylor Chair and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
Director NIH Center for Computational Mass Spectrometry

Lynn Stein
Olin College of Engineering
Professor of Computing and Cognitive Science

Robert Gentleman
Harvard Medical School
Founding Executive Director of the Center for Computational Biomedicine

Andrew Dessler
Texas A&M University
Professor Rita A. Haynes Chair in Geosciences

Linda Hyman
Marine Biological Laboratory
Burroughs Wellcome Director of Education

Carl Wieman
Stanford University
Professor of Physics and Professor in the Graduate School of Education

Ajit Singh
Partner at Artiman White Space Investments and Adjunct Professor
Stanford School of Medicine

Karen Willcox
University of Texas
Director of the Oden Institute
Peter O’Donnell, Jr. Centennial Chair in Computing Systems

Ted Abel
University of Iowa
Director
Iowa Neuroscience Institute
Carver Chair in Neuroscience, and Department Executive Officer of Neuroscience and Pharmacology

Steve Willard
Member National Science Board
Former CEO of Cellphire Therapeutics

Mark Kamlet
Carnegie Mellon University
University Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Provost Emeritus

Sandeep Robert Datta
Harvard Medical School
Professor of Neurobiology
 

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