Manduca InSTaRs is a collaborative group of undergraduate and faculty researchers in Mathematics and Biology at Kenyon College. We are combining molecular, morphological, and physiological approaches with modeling and statistics to investigate factors that underpin metabolic scaling in the tobacco hawkmoth, Manduca sexta. Research teams consists of 2 or 3 students and a faculty member from Biology and Mathematics working on collaborative projects. The project trains undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary research environment and advances scientific understanding of metabolic scaling. Funding is from the National Science Foundation Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences (UBM) program and Kenyon College.