Barnard College

Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away—in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.

On our leafy four-acre campus on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, our world-class faculty of teacher-scholars educates nearly 2,400 inspired and intrepid undergraduate women—women who, as a matter of course, have gone on to achieve great things. Throughout our history, Barnard graduates have made their mark as leaders in the arts, business, government, and science, and as activists for causes too numerous to name.

Over one hundred and twenty years ago, Barnard was the first college in New York City—and one of the few in the world—where women could receive the same liberal arts education available to men. Today, we are the most sought-after liberal arts college for women in the United States. With our cosmopolitan setting and the strength of our academic programs, the broadening of our global perspective, and our ongoing commitment to diversity, we continue to do what we have done from the beginning with a keen eye to the future.

Barnard women change the world and the way we think about it.

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What does it look like to study STEM at Barnard? For students taking Intro to Or…

Thursday, September 23, 2021|Comments Off on What does it look like to study STEM at Barnard? For students taking Intro to Or…

What does it look like to study STEM at Barnard? For students taking Intro to Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Lab, it‘s spending an afternoon researching bee diversity on the Milstein Center terrace green roofs.

For one week, intro bio lab students are surveying different plots dispersed along the green roof’s vegetation, counting the total number of bee species that pollinate flowers, and then going back to the lab to analyze data. The data they collect will help them think through critical questions like how green roof design affects species diversity of animal pollinators and how species diversity could be potentially increased in these spaces.

“Students will hopefully leave this field-based lab with a greater understanding and appreciation for urban areas and especially green roofs as providing valuable habitat for wildlife diversity,” says James Casey, Senior Associate Lab Director, Biology Department.

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Introducing #StudentsInSTEM, a new series where we highlight students studying S…

Tuesday, September 21, 2021|Comments Off on Introducing #StudentsInSTEM, a new series where we highlight students studying S…

Introducing #StudentsInSTEM, a new series where we highlight students studying STEM at Barnard as a part of the #BarnardYearOfScience.

First up, meet Esha Julka ’24, a sophomore majoring in computer science. Esha was drawn to computer science because of the versatile applications of STEM education: “What drew me to STEM was the different fields where you can apply your knowledge such as medicine, automobiles, environmental sciences — really anything where you need to innovate and use algorithms.”

This past summer, during the Summer Research Institute, she worked with Professor Adam Poliak from the Computer Science Department scraping Reddit for posts about text anxiety. From there, she and her team used natural language processing techniques to extract topics, trends, and demographic information from the data.

Visit our Instagram story to hear more about Esha’s studies in STEM. #WomenInSTEM
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Notice something new on Barnard’s campus? With #BarnardYearOfScience officially …

Thursday, September 16, 2021|Comments Off on Notice something new on Barnard’s campus? With #BarnardYearOfScience officially …

Notice something new on Barnard’s campus? With #BarnardYearOfScience officially underway, we’re thrilled to introduce the “Weecha” sculpture — on loan to the College until July 2022. Located between the Diana Center and Altschul Hall, this stunning 800-pound, 8-foot tall glass creation was inspired by world-renowned metamorphic petrologist Maria Luisa “Weecha” Crawford — a pioneer for #WomenInSTEM.

“The purpose of this sculpture is to draw the students closer in, to generate curiosity, so they learn not only about “Weecha” Crawford, but about the STEM program at Barnard,” says artist @thehenryrichardson.

Come check it out and take photos next time you’re walking through campus! It’s even lit up at night 🤩.

Link in bio to learn more.
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Through our world-class research programs and robust curriculum, Barnard is crea…

Wednesday, September 15, 2021|Comments Off on Through our world-class research programs and robust curriculum, Barnard is crea…

Through our world-class research programs and robust curriculum, Barnard is creating a new generation of women leaders in STEM. Today, we’re excited to launch the #BarnardYearOfScience (BYOS), a celebration of all things STEM at the College throughout the 2021-2022 academic year. During the BYOS, the campus will introduce new STEM-focused programs and signature events, and highlight the amazing work our faculty, students, and alums do in contributing to the most pressing challenges and scientific opportunities of our time.

To learn more about the Barnard Year of Science, its events, and the College’s interdisciplinary approach to STEM education, visit the BYOS website [link in bio].
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