Mathematician, writer and computer programmer: Ada Lovelace was ahead of her time. In the 1840s, she designed the first ever algorithm to be performed by a machine and has since become a symbol for women today in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (otherwise known as STEM).
October 13 is Ada Lovelace Day: A day to celebrate women in STEM and share the stories of female role models who have inspired others to participate in such a male-dominated field.
It’s easy to get involved! You can:
- Send a Tweet
- Update Facebook
- Add a link to FindingAda.com on LinkedIn
- Write about Ada Lovelace Day on your blog
- Email your friends and/or relevant mailing lists
- Post an item on LinkedIn or Facebook Groups
There are heaps of other great (and simple!) ways to get involved! You might like to brush up on your knowledge about women in science, mathematics, and engineering by having a browse through our QUT Library collection or read about QUT’s ongoing commitment to STEM.
Are you a woman working in STEM? We’d love to hear your story in the comments below! Who are your female STEM role models?