Conducting research in a faculty member's lab is the core of a Trinity science education, which is known for its strong interdisciplinary connections and unique opportunities for field work. As one of the only selective liberal arts colleges with an ABET-accredited Engineering program, it's no surprise that Trinity's scientists are problem solvers and innovators.

STEM Faculty

Trinity’s science faculty are passionate about their research and about teaching in a liberal arts context.  They cross disciplinary boundaries; experiment and invent, working alongside students, including as co-authors; and they regularly lead short-term trips abroad.  In addition to the core STEM fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics, interdisciplinary programs like Neuroscience and Environmental Science thrive at Trinity, just as Computer Science is quickly growing in a digital world.

Interdisciplinary and Applied Science

The Center for Interdisciplinary Science is a hub for the sciences at Trinity, including the Interdisciplinary Science Program —  a gateway program for first-year students that forms a tight-knit community of student-scholars.

The Health Fellows Program is an opportunity for students interested in health professions to combine their studies with engaged learning in the community.  Likewise, a close partnership with our neighbor, Hartford Hospital, ensures research and experiential learning for Trinity students, especially in Neuroscience.

Trinity’s annual robotics competition is known internationally and welcomes teams every spring from around the world to campus, while our Electron Microscopy Facility is a powerful resource that exposes students and faculty to nanotechnology.

The Crescent Center for the Arts and Neuroscience highlights, in practice and principle, Trinity’s commitment to crossing boundaries and bridging divides.

Proud to Study STEM in a Liberal Arts Context

Shakira Ramos Crespo ’02 and Alison J. Draper, director of Trinity’s Science Center, recently co-authored a letter to the editor of The Hartford Courant to speak up for the benefits of studying STEM in a liberal arts environment.