Saturday Science Seminars (S-Cubed)

2018 Program Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018 10am-5pm

The Saturday Science Seminar Program (S-Cubed) is an initiative developed by Barnard College to encourage interest in the sciences among young women in high school. S-Cubed brings women in the 11th grade with strong academic ability and interest in science and mathematics to Barnard  for a day of exciting science seminars offered by Barnard professors.  Enrollment is first come, first serve. The sign-up page will go live in the Spring of 2018.

Students are expected to commit to the full day of seminars and there is no fee to participate. Parents are welcome to join for the welcome and the campus tour at the end of the program. Students will be placed into a morning and afternoon class. They will receive their class assignment at check-in. Lunch will be provided for students only.

Registration will be available in late February, 2018. Join our mailing list to get updates

2018 Seminars coming soon!

2017 Saturday Science Seminars:

NEW YORK PALEO-ENVIRONMENTS - Terryanne Maenza-Gmelch, Senior Lecturer and Lab Director, Barnard College, Environmental Science

THE MATHEMATICS OF CARD SHUFFLING - David A. Bayer, Professor, Barnard College, Mathematics

ADVENTURES IN CHEMISTRY - Christian Rojas, Professor, Barnard College, Chemistry

SPEED BOTANY - Hilary Callahan, Professor and Chair, Barnard College, Biological Sciences

MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE- Reshmi Mukherjee, Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor, Barnard College, Physics and Astronomy


Barnard is proud of its long tradition of excellence in the sciences. With our strong liberal arts foundation and unique teacher-scholar model, young women have the opportunity to collaborate on research with cutting-edge scientists doing groundbreaking work. This unparalleled access helps our graduates find success in a range of science, math, and technology careers.

Among our noteworthy alumnae are: Helen Ranney ’41, the first woman to chair a Department of Medicine; Alison Estabrook ’74, the chief of Breast Surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital; Jacqueline Barton ’74, pioneer in the study of DNA structure; Natalie Angier ’78, Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist; and Janna Levin ’88, cosmologist and Barnard professor in physics and astronomy.