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Skidmore College
Center for Integrated Sciences

The single largest academic initiative in Skidmore’s history, CIS will be a hub that fosters unique interdisciplinary connections between and among the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. Construction of the first phase began in May 2018.


  • 200,000 square feet of new and renovated space, 46 research labs, 16 classrooms and meeting rooms and 22 teaching labs
  • All 10 science departments and programs and 90+ science faculty under one roof
  • An IdeaLab where students and faculty can explore solutions to today’s key issues


  • In the last decade, the number of science majors has doubled.
  • Classrooms are spread across campus, and aging labs can no longer accommodate today's dynamic curriculum or number of students.
  • Most of the complex challenges our society faces today involve science. All of them demand that we think beyond traditional boundaries.
  • Creative thought needs a home that fosters collaboration and inspires innovative solutions to real-world problems.

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