Ada Lovelace Day – held the second Tuesday in October every year – is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Ada Lovelace Day aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and to highlight role models who will encourage girls to explore STEM careers and to support women already working in STEM. Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) is often referred to as the ‘first computer programmer’ and her work inspired Alan Turing’s work on the first modern computers in the 1940s.Find out more about Ada Lovelace Day
This year to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2020, colleagues from our STEM schools have written short essays profiling STEM sheroes Dorothy Hansine Andersen and Mary Somerville, as well as a discussion on 5G and an essay tackling the subject of women and online communication. We also have profiles of a few of our own STEM colleagues here at Queen’s, and Dr Jaine Blayney has hosted a video conversation with Enya Scanlon and Sophia Halliday, talking all things women and data.
Happy Ada Lovelace Day 2020!