Look back at the highlights from the 2021-2022 academic year, when the College celebrated all things STEM.
Year of Science Stories
Biology lecturer and alumna Chisa Hidaka ’86 guides students through the intersection of STEM and movement by exploring the anatomy in action.
The anthropology major (above, second from left) reflects on her nearly decade-long journey as a climate activist — from first recognizing the importance of reversing climate change in middle school to becoming a sustainability leader at Barnard College.
Hundreds of excited graduating seniors, family, and friends commemorated the big day at Radio City Music Hall, alongside leaders who have shaped fields in STEM, the arts, and athletics.
Watch the astrophysics major — who will graduate in nine days — discuss her desire to see more young women working in hard sciences.
The Barnard junior explores infinity and beyond at a major scientific conference. #CelebrateAAPIHeritageMonth
The graduating senior explores how she uses pole dance for mental health awareness and to celebrate her Asian roots. #CelebrateAAPIHeritageMonth
The Barnard community came together at the American Museum of Natural History to celebrate all alumnae and current faculty who are members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
A peer-to-peer writing program prepares students to become strong communicators of science.
A student-athlete double-majoring in cellular and molecular biology and English shares how she balances training, competition, and courses at Barnard.
In celebration of 2022’s Women’s History Month (March), read about the work of 22 Barnard community members who champion feminist and gender issues.
Computer science majors Whitney Deng ’24 and Theodore Nelson CC’24 are collaborating on a novel NASA project to help reduce bacterial infections in space.
The Olympic hopeful and computer science major shares how fencing became her passion.
Through faculty mentorship and Barnard’s Summer Research Institute (SRI), the two are continuing to collaborate to better understand global student perceptions around gender and science.
The lacrosse defender and English and biology major shares her experiences as a student athlete and how lacrosse got her to Barnard. #BarnardYearOfScience
Participating in Barnard’s Summer Research Institute taught the sustainability and environmental economist how chemistry can be used to produce efficient biofuels.
The chemistry major breaks down how she balances her classes with research at both Barnard and Columbia.
Meet Barnard’s student-athlete Hayler Willner ’22, Women’s Crew.
The biology major discusses her work in headache medicine — and how to bring comfort to migraine sufferers.
The neuroscience and behavior major shares how working at Columbia’s Kellendonk Lab gave her invaluable knowledge and skills to pursue a career in STEM.
Grey Matters Columbia University (CU), a joint Barnard and Columbia literary journal that premiered in spring 2021, seeks to make neuroscience more accessible to the public. #BarnardYearOfScience
The aspiring computer science major shares her busy College life, from studying Swahili at Columbia to prepping for her campaign run for Barnard’s Student Government Association. #BarnardYearOfScience
For National Women’s Health and Fitness Day (September 29), hear from the Women's Crew member about balancing academics and athletics.
In Mark Santolucito’s computer science course Creative Embedded Systems, students problem-solved to produce sculptures that spin, roll, or give the illusion of flight. #BarnardYearOfScience
Across the 2021-2022 academic year, the College is celebrating all things STEM on campus.
Psychologist and keynote speaker Nim Tottenham ’96 returned to Barnard to open a new year on campus at Riverside Church.
Launched in 2014, the ever-growing annual program is a testament to Barnard’s commitment to the sciences.