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 celebrated biochemist, known for her work on how cells communicate and interpret signals, set the standard for balancing rigorous scientific research and mentorship. #BarnardCelebratesWomensHistoryMonth

Economist and Brookings Institution Rubenstein Fellow Belinda Archibong breaks down her research on how negative news reports on vaccines can lead to a public decline in vaccine confidence. 

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.

President Sian Leah Beilock spoke with bioethicist Amy Scharf and New York Times reporter Katie Hafner about their new podcast and celebrating the accomplishments of women in STEM for a #BarnardYearOfScience special event. 

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.

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

How interdisciplinary academic studies at a liberal arts college bolsters Barnard’s “STEAM” majors.