Interdisciplinary Science Center

The Interdisciplinary Science Center (ISC) is administered by the Science Advisory Board which consists of the science, math and engineering departments and program chairs, and the Dean of the Faculty. This group represents the ideals and aspirations of the scientific community at Trinity College and endeavors to perpetuate the highest standards of scientific research and academic scholarship. The ISC actively promotes the sciences on campus and throughout the greater Hartford community and beyond through a broad ranging collection of projects, programs and services as outlined at left.

Science For the Greater Good Speaker Series

The Science Center, along with partners in Advancement and Career Development, began and sponsors the Science for the Greater Good lecture series. Featuring prominent Trinity science alumni, the series aims to bring alums back to campus to talk about their work and to mentor students. How is science used for the greater good? How does science contribute to society? How are Trinity alums active in this process? These lectures aim to answer these questions.



All lectures will take place at 12:15pm - 1:15 p.m. in the Washington Room, on the second floor of Mather Hall. The Trinity community and the public are welcome. A light lunch will be served.



  • Sept. 11, 2014: Dr. Jane Bearinger ‘90 (biochemist, career at national lab, now founder/CEO of Corporos, Inc., molecular diagnostics)
  • Oct. 9, 2014: Nancy Davis ’79 (Vice President and Chief Information Officer, United Technologies Corporation, retired). Read more
  • Nov. 13, 2014: Dr. Andrew Stewart ’70 (Director, Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine). Read more.
  • Feb 12, 2015: Dr. Timothy Cross ’76 (Earl Freiden Professor of Chemistry, Florida State University)


  • Sept. 12, 2013: Dr. Chris Hillyer ’80, CEO of New York Blood Bank
  • Oct. 3, 2013: Dr. Peter Chupas ‘99, Argonne National Lab
  • Oct. 24, 2013: Dr. John Robson ‘70, Brown University
  • Nov. 14, 2013: Dr. Henry DePhillips ‘82, Chief Medical Officer, Teledoc
  • Nov. 21, 2013: Dr. David Weinstein ’90, Glycogen Storage Disease Program, University of Florida
  • Feb. 25, 2014: Dr. Arlene Forastiere ​’71, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Eviti, Inc., Chair of Eviti’s Medical Advisory Board, Professor of Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University​