Ada Lovelace Day is an annual event to celebrate women in science, technology, engineerings, and math with events held across the world. Ada Lovelace is the ‘first lady of computers’; her description and expansion of the Analytic Engine was one of the documents which inspired Alan Turing’s work on the first early computers in the 1940s.
“Ada Lovelace Day was founded by Suw Charman-Anderson and aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire. This international day of celebration helps people learn about the achievements of women in STEM, inspiring others and creating new role models for young and old alike.” (Finding Ada)
The University of Michigan also celebrates women in STEM. The University of Michigan Women in Science and Engineering program is designed to increase the number of girls and women pursing degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics while fostering their future success. The UM Advance program was initially created to foster institutional change with respect to women faculty in science and engineering and continues to support diverse faculty needs across campus.
Want to share your women in STEM pride with others?
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Buy a book about Ada and other women heroines from STEM disciplines. I’d highly recommend Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss. The New York Public Library has a great online interactive exhibition based on the book. The video below is just one of the excellent features of the exhibit.