Academic Year Programs
College Planning Day for High School Juniors
The Office of Admissions and the Office of Pre-College Programs at Barnard College will host their annual College Planning Day on Sunday, January 26th, 2019. We are inviting young women who are sophomores and juniors in high school to join us for the day at Barnard get a jump start on college planning. Students will have the opportunity to:
- Hear from the Dean of Admissions and staff from the Financial Aid office
- Attend two workshops given by Admissions staff
- Listen to current college students discuss life in college
- Learn the ins and outs of financing a college education from the our Financial Aid office staff
Workshop selections will include:
- College Planning: Where to Begin?
- The Admissions Interview
- Writing a College Essay
- Building a College Application
- Planning Summers for College Success
Registration is now open! Click here to register for College Planning Day 2020 .
Saturday STEM Seminar (S-Cubed)
Please note: Registration for our 2020 Saturday STEM Seminar will open in spring 2020. Join our mailing list to stay up to date.
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.