Look back at the highlights from the 2021-2022 academic year, when the College celebrated all things STEM.
Year of Science Stories
Catherine Cardelús ’96, Leslie Cooperband ’82, and Rhea Suh ’92 each work to create a healthier planet.
Biology lecturer and alumna Chisa Hidaka ’86 guides students through the intersection of STEM and movement by exploring the anatomy in action.
Carol D. Berkowitz ’65, M.D., Sareh Parangi ’86, M.D., and Roberta Levy Schwartz ’91 have devoted their lives to health and wellness.
Talya Bock ’06 and Susan Pozo ’76 share their career paths in economics and advice on dealing with the economy.
Studying economics at Barnard led Terri Liftin ’90 to a career in the financial world.
Angier believes that when it comes to science, 'it belongs to all of us' and should be part of our daily discourse.
Alumnae in the health sciences pay it forward through the Dean Esther Rowland Scholarship Fund, in honor of a trailblazing adviser.
The author of Hair Story shares how she turned a Barnard senior research project into her first book, now celebrating its 21st anniversary.
The chemistry professor and department chair inspired a generation of alumnae to pursue careers in STEM.
The alumna works at the nexus of art, oncology, and deep empathy.
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.
The New York City Council Member not only embraced her Korean American identity while at Barnard, she also learned how to become a political advocate for her community. #CelebrateAAPIHeritageMonth
This cell biologist made groundbreaking discoveries that paved the way for diabetes research. #BarnardYearOfScience
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.
“Barnard was one of the only schools where I was able to focus on biology and dance,” said the physical therapist.
Rebecca Capua ’03 contributes her expertise in art and science to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s conservation efforts.
At Barnard, this environmental scientist learned the interdisciplinary nature of her field — and now, as Miami’s first chief heat officer, she applies those lessons every day.
An alumna takes a seagoing adventure into the heart of climate change.
A peer-to-peer writing program prepares students to become strong communicators of science.
The research technician delves into her work on antibiotics for Epstein-Barr virus regulation, her work in wastewater analysis, plus her passion for dance. #BarnardYearofScience
After a research career fueled by mentorship, the professor emerita turns her sights on educating the public.
The celebrated biochemist, known for her work on how cells communicate and interpret signals, set the standard for balancing rigorous scientific research and mentorship. #BarnardCelebratesWomensHistoryMonth
A Barnard neuroscience and behavior graduate, Ladner shares what a day is like for her as a first-year medical student and the importance of having Barnard alumnae as mentors. #BarnardCelebratesWomensHistoryMonth
Diana T. Vagelos ’55 and Dr. P. Roy Vagelos provided the generous gift, which is more than double the size of the previous single largest donation in the College’s history.
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.
The 2021 Gilliam fellow offers insight into her studies in pathobiology and shares how Barnard helped shape her career in lab-based scientific research. #BarnardYearOfScience
At Barnard, she discovered a deep interest in racism in health — and today the aspiring doctor is using that knowledge to save lives.
In recognition of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11), the College highlights alumnae and students who are helping diversify a field that traditionally left women behind.
The Barnard alumna changed everything from the very way women are treated at the doctor’s office to life in medical school for female students.
The 2020 Beckman Scholar shares how her experiences as a student researcher at Barnard helped inform her current studies, plus insights from her “Walking NYC” project.
The Barnard alumna shares how the community she found on campus informs her psychology research into Latina mental health.
As undergraduate research assistants at Barnard, Kaiser helped to break ground on research into adult separation anxiety disorder, and Ward studied COVID-19’s effects on people living with OCD. #BarnardYearofScience
The physician was a pioneering scientific figure of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, setting the standard for patient advocacy and AIDS treatment. #BarnardYearOfScience
New York Times food reporter Melissa Clark ’90 shares her environmentally friendly tips for going meatless at Thanksgiving and beyond.
Renowned for her discoveries about DNA, the award-winning scientist and professor discovered her love for chemistry in Barnard’s labs.
The Vagelos Professor in Energy Research at the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate chemistry with a two-day lecture series at Barnard on energy sustainability.
On campus, an exhibition examines the history of racist housing policies that led to widespread segregation in New York City and across the U.S.
Research chemist Alison Scorese ’16 and entrepreneur Rhitu (Rhi) Risal ’14 discuss their shared love for Barnard and beauty.
The neuroscience and behavior major discusses her research on the body’s circadian rhythms and returning to Morningside Heights to collaborate with Professor Rae Silver.
The esteemed physician and scientist’s contributions to medicine set the foundation for the fields of hematology and clinician care. #BarnardYearOfScience
The vice president and head of worldwide sustainability at Amazon spoke with President Beilock about how Barnard gave her the tools to make an impact at one of the world’s largest companies.
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