Saturday STEM Seminars (S-Cubed)

Please note: Registration for Saturday STEM Seminar 3/30 is now closed. We hope you will consider joining us in spring 2020. 


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

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.


2019 Saturday Science Seminars:

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

SPEED BOTANY - Hilary Callahan, Professor, Biological Sciences

NEUROANATOMY LAB - Kara Pham, Lecturer, Psychology

ADVENTURES WITH ORGANIC MOLECULES- Christian Rojas, Professor, Chemistry 

OUR VIOLENT AND ENERGETIC UNIVERSE- Reshmi Mukherjee, Professor, Physics and Anatomy 

EXPLORATIONS IN COLOR AND LIGHT - Marisa Buzzeo, Associate Profressor, Chemistry



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.