San Francisco
June 12–16, 2017 Executive Sponsor
Katy Brown

Washington, DC
July 17–21, 2017 Executive Sponsor
Tara Bunch

July 31–August 4, 2017 Executive Sponsor
Tery Howard

New York City
August 21–25, 2017 Executive Sponsor
Elizabeth Byrnes

Our approach
Engage young women through hands-on instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) while developing their leadership and communication skills. This program is open to qualified high school girls and boys.

Launched by Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, the Columbia Girls in STEM Initiative addresses the persistent gender gap across STEM fields. In its second year the initiative expanded to four cities across the United States.

Hear about #CUgirlsinSTEM

“[The girls had] never realized that there were so many opportunities and so many women in this field.”

Elizabeth Byrnes – Goldman Sachs

Learn more about the Columbia Girls in STEM Initiative.
"It's really great to learn that there are so many powerful women."
Gizelle T.

"Improving the access to and quality of STEM education for girls is the key to increasing equality and a competitive edge in one of the most important business sectors for the future."

Jason Wingard

Dean of the School of Professional Studies





Curriculum Advisory Committee


Sharyn O’Halloran, Ph.D.
George Blumenthal Professor of Political Economics;
Professor of International & Public Affairs;
SPS Chief Academic Officer

Rachel Austin, Ph.D.
Vagelos Professor of Chemistry

Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Medicine;
Director of Narrative Medicine M.S.

Jeanine D’Armiento, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine

Dana Pe’er, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

James Applegate, Ph.D.
Professor of Astronomy



Phone: 212-854-9889


Developed by Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies with support from corporate partners and community organizations, the Columbia Girls in STEM Initiative helps bridge the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math education. It prepares young women from underrepresented populations to enter college and the workplace with increased confidence and capability.