Women in science
Students at women’s colleges graduate in math and sciences at 1.5 times the rate of women at co-ed institutions. Why? Perhaps because here they find an environment where their interests and abilities are encouraged. At Barnard, our small college environment offers you the uncommon opportunity to collaborate on research with leaders in the scientific community. Barnard’s faculty members pursue groundbreaking scientific research, using cutting-edge technology and resources. Taking advantage of the research opportunities and the strong liberal arts foundation here, Barnard graduates find success in a range of science, math, and technology careers.
On research opportunities at Barnard
"In chemistry, faculty research projects involve the students completely. Students learn to design experiments on their own with close faculty guidance. And because students are working on our research projects, they are co-authors on any papers we publish—because they've done the work."
Dina Merrer, associate professor of chemistry
Creating a new generation of scientists
This past summer, more than 120 Barnard students participated in the College's first annual Summer Research Institute (SRI).