Saturday Science Seminars (S-Cubed)

Program Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10am-4pm

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 will be first come, first serve. The sign-up page will go live March 1st at 10am. (This is a change from the nomination process from prior years).

Students are expected to commit to the full day of seminars and there is no fee to participate. The full event schedule will be posted in late February but see below for the full list of seminar topics.

2017 Saturday Science Seminars:

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

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

EXPERIMENTING WITH 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.