By the Numbers: Barnard Year of Science (BYOS)

This year, we celebrated all things STEM, from faculty research to alumnae thought leaders. Here are the highlights.

Over the past year, thousands of students, faculty, staff, and alumnae engaged in the College’s celebration of all things STEM. They attended lectures and panels, participated in events and programming, supported and learned about one another on social media, and shared their stories in news and magazine articles.

Here are the stats that stood out: 


Over 85 BYOS articles published

20 stories in Barnard Magazine’s BYOS special edition

14 BYOS events 

135 alumnae featured in College communications

350 #BarnardYearOfScience social media posts 

Over half a million social media impressions

32,000 Instagram likes for BYOS posts 

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Supporting STEM:

$226 million raised toward the $250 million renovation and expansion of Altschul Hall

$55 million gift from Diana T. Vagelos ’55 and Dr. P. Roy Vagelos to fund the renovation 

$36 million raised for STEM programming from over 100 donors





Fan Favorites: 

Top online story from Barnard Magazine’s BYOS special edition: “Galvanizing Young Investors

Top-ranking BYOS online news article: “The Chemistry of Cosmetics

Top-ranking BYOS Instagram post:




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