Carleton has enjoyed a reputation as a science powerhouse for decades. The STEM — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — fields are among the most popular academic disciplines at Carleton, and unlike many other institutions, Carleton’s STEM majors attract high numbers of women as well as men. In 2016, three of the college’s top five majors were STEM subjects: biology first with 55 graduates, computer science third with 51, and mathematics fifth with 34. In this issue, we explore Carleton's historic strength in the sciences and get a sneak preview of the future: a revolutionary new science complex that will integrate scientific disciplines and support more collaborative learning.