San Francisco
June 12-17, 2017 Executive Sponsor
Katy Brown

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.

Additional Columbia Girls in STEM 2017 dates and locations to be announced soon

In June 2016, 25 high school girls spent five days in San Francisco learning about computer science, Python programming, leadership skills, and the value of a professional network.

Hear about #CUgirlsinSTEM

“Columbia has put together an amazing curriculum.”

Katy Brown

“When I put this on a résumé, it’s going to pop.”
Gizelle T.
"We were able to produce a product and pitch it."
Mariah B.

"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


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.