Assistant Professor Jonathan Snow and his research assistants investigate the possible causes of mass disappearances of honey bees, known as Colony Collapse Disorder.

Keyanna works in Barnard College's Arthur Ross Greenhouse. Her goal is to make urban spaces greener.

Students share findings from their research this summer in labs on campus and around the New York City area.

At Barnard, students majoring in the sciences or other research-intensive subjects have take part in research projects at levels usually reserved for graduate students.

Biology professor studies presence of fungi on New York City green roofs

Throughout the years, Barnard women have studied such sciences as astronomy, biology, chemistry, and physics, pursuing careers in these fields. Many of these women were pioneers, establishing their places within scientific communities that were all but closed to them. On the following pages, six alumnae, two of whom are retired, talk about their research, how they started, and what inspired them.

Nara Milanich, associate professor of history at Barnard College, examines the link between the history of the paternity test and the history of gender, family, and changing ideas about kinship.

New Science vs. Conventional Wisdom