Today, innovation has transformed every aspect of society, from private commerce to public affairs, and linked the cultivation of responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions with advances in the sciences, computer science, and data science. The new Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences, housed in the new Robert Day Sciences Center, is rooted in CMC’s foundational liberal arts and leadership mission, and unique in its approach to organizing science education around grand socio-scientific challenges. Leveraging computation as a powerful vehicle for discovery and systemic solutions, and integrating CMC’s core strengths in the social sciences and humanities, the department is organized around three foci:
- Health (Genomics, Systems Biology, and Health)
- Brain (Brain, Learning, and Decision), and
- Planet (Climate, Energy, and the Environment)
The Robert Day Sciences Center
Great programs require equally impactful facilities. The Robert Day Sciences Center, home to the new Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences and designed by world-renowned architects of BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, matches the ambition of the new department. Located on the eastern frontier of the current campus footprint, the Center will create a strong presence on Claremont Boulevard, while triggering a series of developments and improvements to prepare CMC for our next chapter.
The Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences
Our innovative program is resolutely interdisciplinary, deliberately and coherently integrating the sciences, computation, the humanities, and social sciences. The program will help students contribute to the full process of scientific discovery and ensure they are able to work across traditional disciplinary boundaries, be facile with powerful computational and quantitative approaches, critically evaluate scientific contributions and trends, and understand the relationships between science, technology, and society.