"McMaster Honours Integrated Science (iSci) is an innovative new program that emphasizes the connections between scientific disciplines and encourages students to think outside the box. Interdisciplinary research projects constitute a major portion of iSci and require students to draw on multiple sciences to examine an issue, while developing time management, research, and presentation skills. The iSci program also emphasizes independent learning, leadership, lab skills, and scientific literacy. Upon graduation, these students' options will include graduate studies, professional school, and employment in scientific laboratories. Wherever they go, they are certain to make an impact."
–Solomon Barkley, iSci 2013 student
Be an iSci Student for a Day
Come to McMaster University and see what it is like to be an iSci Student for a day! If you are interested in the Integrated Science Program, we would love to give you a taste of the iSci experience. Sit in on one of our Integrated Concepts Seminars, tour some of the facilities that the Integrated Science students use, and meet some of the people in the iSci community.
If you want to learn about geology, ecology and environmental sciene, there may be no better place to visit than Iceland! That's why students in McMaster's Integrated Science Program and Arts & Science Program have been visiting the Nordic nation during the spring for the last number of years, learning about the country's very active geology. Guided by geologist Kristinn Guojonsson, the students visited volcanoes, lava flows, hot springs, geysers and more.
Students and faculty documented the trip in photos, which can be seen here!
Third-year students visited the Turkey Point Flux Station for a back-woods look at carbon and water exchange in Southern Ontario’s temperate pine forests. This blustery day brought new knowledge of measurement techniques for sap flow, meteorological variables, and forest biomass, as well as an exhilarating climb of a measurement tower above the canopy. [Photographs by Kyra Simone]