Beyond learning the knowledge base of science, ISGE wants to give the students a little bit of the experience of DOING SCIENCE. Usually the small number of sciences any one GE student picks to satisfy their GE requirement (e.g. the basic bio course or oceanography) also includes a laboratory component. This experience of doing simple experiments in any single science domain is a key component of the science GE requirement. ISGE adds significantly to this; beyond experiencing just a couple of science experiments, it gives several cross-disciplinary wet lab protocols.