About the Center
South view of KINSC rotunda and Link
Blast from the past
The Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center aims to further the College’s educational mission and in particular seeks to facilitate programming that maintains Haverford College’s position at the leading edge of academic excellence in the sciences.
To achieve this, the KINSC promotes scientific education and scholarship involving close collaboration between faculty and students and provides opportunities for these collaborations to expand beyond the borders of the Haverford campus through intentional engagement with the national and international scientific communities, as well as with local teachers and secondary school students. The KINSC supports students and faculty scholarship by ensuring well equipped and safe laboratory facilities, by funding travel to scientific meetings and remote research locations, by providing starter grants for equipment and supplies, and by funding stipends that encourage and enable students to engage in summer research related to their academic interests. The KINSC sponsors outreach and accessibility programs to promote interest and achievement in the sciences for students from a wide variety of backgrounds.
The departments housed in the KINSC (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, and Psychology) are responsible for academic strength within their own disciplines, and report directly to the Provost. To supplement the efforts of the departments, the KINSC aims particularly to support interdisciplinary dialog and collaborations. To this end the KINSC supports symposia, curricular initiatives, courses, and scholarly projects that go beyond the bounds of a single discipline and involve students and faculty from multiple departments. For example, the KINSC has provided and intends to continue support for curricular and scholarly initiatives in environmental studies, health studies and scientific computing. To promote dialog and learning that extends across the College's academic community, the KINSC cooperates with other centers and funding sources to support projects with impacts that include but extend beyond the natural sciences.