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Throughout history far-reaching scholars have looked beyond their areas of inquiry to interact with their counterparts in other disciplines. They have intuitively understood that integrating knowledge from diverse sources can advance fundamental understanding. Now in the 21st century the need for an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving is more pressing than ever as scientists engineers social scientists and humanists join forces to tackle climate change disease overpopulation and other global issues. On the higher education landscape Rensselaer has long been noted for its low walls. There are no rigid divisions here between departments and students can explore many interests. In doing so they learn to see the big picture so that they can become part of the solution. breaking boundaries 17