chemistry

chemistry

Diving into STEM

Students tackle graduate-level projects at Barnard's Summer Research Institute

Winter 2016
In 2015, Jacqueline Barton ’74 became only the third woman to receive the Priestley Medal, the highest award given by the American Chemical Society. It was the...

New book edited by chemistry Prof. Christian Rojas helps chemists understand rearrangement reactions

A new book edited by Prof. Christian Rojas, Molecular Rearrangements in Organic Synthesis, is designed to help chemists understand and capitalize on rearrangement reactions to enhance the synthesis of useful chemical compounds.

Drinking deep of professors' knowledge at Raising the Bar event

Barnard professors deliver sold-out lectures in bars as part of popular Raising the Bar event.

Creating a New Generation of Scientists

More than 120 young student scientists pursued full-time research projects as part of Barnard's new Summer Research Institute. Watch as they share their experiences and stories.

Barnard hosts inaugural Summer Research Institute Poster Session

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

Prof. Meenakshi Rao's Class Explores Chemistry in Daily Life

A new course, "From Pumpkin Pie to CSI," challenges students to learn about the chemistry in the world around them.

Alumnae In Science

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.