iSci News


Congratulations to Maisha Ahmed, Christy Au-Yeung, Meea Fogal, Bushra Haque, and Peipei Wang for placing 2nd out of 10 teams competing at the first student led "McMaster Energy Week" city wide Engineering conference.

This group of first year iSci 1A24 students entered "The Smart Energy City" case-competition competing against all levels of students from 1st year - 5th year, and represented the majority of females in attendance at this event.

To view their Energy Case Competition abstract click here.

For more information regardint the conference please see the following stories:


We are excited to announce the upcoming ARTSSCI/ISCI 3IEI modules that will be offered during the Spring 2018 Term:

  ISCI 3IE1S (C02): Science and Drama - Application due May 28, 2018
 Proposed Schedule: June 4, 6, 8, 9am – 1pm
ISCI 3IE1S (C08): Mentorship Action Plan - Application due May 15, 2018
 Proposed Schedule: May 22, 24, 29, 31st 12:30pm – 3:30pm; June 5 and 7 12:30pm – 3:30pm

 Please visit the Interdisciplinary Experiences page on the Artsci website for more information about the modules. Please ensure to read all course descriptions carefully as some modules will have additional course fees (all modules are subject to regular tuition fees), application requirements and prerequisites. Additional fees can be paid by cheque, payable to McMaster University, or by cash.

A separate application must be submitted for each 3IE1 module that you would like to participate in. Ensure to sign and initial your application form prior to submitting it. 

Application Form


On December 3rd, third-year Integrated Science students took a trip to the University of Toronto Mississauga campus (UTM) for a day of experiential learning with professors and graduate students from the Department of Forensic Science. Students were immersed in a variety of forensic-related workshops including anthropology, facial reconstruction, chemistry, and of course an investigation at the Forensic Crime Scene House (FCSH).

Students participated in a variety of activities on their trip to UTM, including a facial approximation demonstration (top-left), a forensic anthropology workshop (top-right), an investigation at the crime scene house (bottom-left) and identifying mysterious white powders using chemical spot tests (bottom-right).

This past week, second-year Integrated Science students completed their third and final research project of the fall term, Drug Discovery. This project focused on the drug development process and taught students key concepts in biochemistry. Groups of students were tasked to identify and target an area of therapeutic need and present their findings to their peers.

A group of second-year students post-presentations! This group designed a drug to tackle resistance in current anti-angiogenic therapies.

On November 25th, second-year Integrated Science students became the teachers for the day as they taught key elements of neuroscience on a topic of their choice in a poster presentation.

2A18 iSci students have been working hard this term developing high school neuroscience lesson plans to present at the end-of-term poster session.

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