2019 Program Date: Saturday, March 30th
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 2019.
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.
2018 Saturday Science Seminars:
THE MATHEMATICS OF CARD SHUFFLING - David A. Bayer, Professor, Barnard College, Mathematics
SPEED BOTANY - Hilary Callahan, Professor and Chair, Barnard College, Biological Sciences
NEUROANATOMY LAB - Kara Pham, Lecturer, Barnard College, Psychology
WONDERS OF LIGHT AND COLOR IN NATURE - Tim Halpin-Healy, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Physics, Barnard College, Physics
THE SCIENCE OF TASTE, FLAVOR, AND OTHER CULINARY PLEASURES - John Glendinning, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biology, Barnard College, Biology
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.