When Barnard celebrated the Barnard Year of Science during the 2021-2022 academic year, the College highlighted dozens of accomplished students, alumnae, and faculty who were actively engaged in groundbreaking research. They came from such fields as medicine, psychology, biochemistry, sustainability, and climate change.
As the United Nations prepared to celebrate the world’s women and girl scientists during the eighth International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGIS) on February 11, we knew what to do — showcase a select few boldly Barnard leaders who have made and are making waves in the lab, on the ocean, in the field, and even in space.
In the spirit of the U.N.’s mission for IDWGIS — to promote, through awareness and action, the need to recognize and support women and girls in traditionally male-dominated scientific fields — we’ve revisited some of the Barnard Research Reflections and profile stories that promise to illuminate, inspire, and amaze. (See below, and click the link to be taken to the larger story.)