Scientific inquiry at Vassar is fundamentally collaborative and increasingly multidisciplinary. Biologists collaborate with mathematicians to create computer models of biological systems. Psychologists collaborate with biochemists to explore the molecular basis of behavior. Biologists, chemists, earth scientists, and geographers team up to study watersheds and ecosystems. Vassar’s new Integrated Science Commons supports such collaborations by bringing the college’s various science departments and programs into closer physical proximity with shared access to state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.