iSci News

We are excited to announce the upcoming ARTSSCI/ISCI 3IEI modules that will be offered during the 2017/18 academic year:

Fall Term

·ARTSSCI/ISCI 3IE1: Grant Writing (C01)

·ARTSSCI/ISCI 3IE1: Electronics for the Rest of Us! Part I (C02)

Winter Term

·ARTSSCI/ISCI 3IE1: 3D Printing for the Rest of Us! (C01)

Classes will be held in SCDS Mills Library

Thursday February 8, 2018 ( 5-8 pm)

Friday February 9, 2018 (4-6 pm)

Saturday February 10, 2018 ( 11am - 4pm)


·ARTSSCI/ISCI 3IE1: Kentucky Caving Fieldtrip (C02)*(Please note that this module requires proof of valid passport and a $150 deposit at the time of application submission.)

·ARTSSCI/ISCI 3IE1: Egyptian Hieroglyphs (C03)

·ARTSSCI/ISCI 3IE1: The Forge @ Mac: Student Entrepreneurship Explorations (C04)

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. All module applications for Fall and Winter, including additional fees where applicable, are due directly to me in LRW-3038 by September 8, 2017 at 1:00pm.

Application Form 


ARTSSCI/ISCI 3IE2: Nuclear Reactor (C01)

Please note: new deadline for Application Thursday January 11, 2018

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.

As part of their Neuroscience component, second-year iSci students learn the basics of electromyography (EMG) at McMaster's Kinesiology Teaching Lab. [Photograph by Sophia Tao]

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