College of Integrative Sciences

Tomorrow's scientists will face challenging problems in such diverse areas as energy, public health, and the environment, among others. Meeting these challenges requires a broad knowledge base together with creative problem-solving approaches. The College of Integrative Sciences (CIS) is dedicated to equipping Wesleyan students with the creative, quantitative and integrative skills to meet these challenges. At the CIS, students develop expertise in multiple disciplines combined with research methods to become creators of knowledge at the forefront of our changing world.

Wesleyan enjoys a distinguished history in scientific research dating back to the 1860s. The CIS is an integral part of Wesleyan's continued commitment to interdisciplinary research training and the advancement of scientific knowledge.

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Scientific Images of Nanoparticles, Colliding Stars, Learned Words Win Annual Contest

Scientific Images of Nanoparticles, Colliding Stars, Learned Words Win Annual Contest

At first glance, a viewer sees a single image of pink-tinted cubes, resembling a bacteria culture from high school biology. But upon closer examination, the viewer begins to see a series of other shapes—triangles to hexahedrons to tetahexahedraons (cubes with four-sided pyramids on each face). “If you stare at this image for a while, you…
Students Study Exoplanets, Bird Viruses, Chinese Immigration, Bacteria during the Summer

Students Study Exoplanets, Bird Viruses, Chinese Immigration, Bacteria during the Summer

Scientists have already discovered more than 3,500 exoplanetary systems (planets orbiting around stars) in the universe, with the number continually expanding. By using Wesleyan’s new 24-inch telescope, Kyle McGregor ’24 is on the hunt for more, specifically systems involving two planets. To find them, he measures the light from stars over time, noting that the…
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