Research & Scholarship

Labs Without Limits

Four students studying environmental science, neuroscience, economics, and biology share what it means to pursue STEM-based research at Barnard in a pandemic.

Discovery is in Barnard’s DNA. Faculty members are conducting groundbreaking research in every discipline. Following a teacher-scholar model, faculty often collaborate with students to produce new knowledge. Whatever your major, you’ll have opportunities to do faculty-mentored research and maybe even co-author an academic paper.

Research @ Barnard Is...
close up of a microscope and a hand positioning a slide

I’m thankful that Barnard has been really great at giving me the tools to figure out that I like research and that it’s something I want to pursue.

Christina Juste ’22
Access + Opportunities

Student Research

Get hands-on research experience working with faculty mentors in a rigorous, structured environment. With a commitment to access, certain research programs offer stipends and cover conference fees.

Students learn to design experiments on their own with close faculty guidance. And because they are working on faculty research projects, students are co-authors on any papers we publish.

Dina Merrer, associate professor of chemistry

A Place for Scholarship

The Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning offers study spaces, plenty of sunlight, and a coffee shop to fuel your study sessions. The library specializes in gender studies and features friendly librarian advisors. Its most unique special collection: feminist zines.

The Columbia Connection

Asha Futterman ’21 reflects on her three-year journey with the Barnard Center for Research on Women, including her Reading the Black Library Youth Fellowship with the Rebuild Foundation.