October 11, 2016

Ada Lovelace Day and Women in Science, Math, & Technology

    Howdy!  Today is Ada Lovelace Day.  Ada Lovelace was the first computer programmer.  Not the first female computer programmer.  She was the FIRST computer programmer.  Read more about here here.

    There are plenty of amazing women in history.  A lot of them do not get talked about.  They are ignored by history.  Or they don't get credit for their own work.  Since today is Ada Lovelace Day I figured I'd mention some of these women.

    Hedy Lamarr.  I learned about her  a few years ago.  She was an inventor and actress.  I remember mention of her being a mathematician too.  But I'll have to read up on her again.    

    I asked one of my friends if she knew of any women in science, math, or technolorgy and she suggested Marie M. Daly, Ph.D.  "She was the first Black American woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry."  Read more on her Wikipedia page.

    This article was also suggested by my friend.  9 Black Women Game Changers in STEM

    If you pop over to the NASA website You can find information on women in those fields.  They even have information about Women in Space.  They have a tone of stories on their blog about  Women@NASA.

    And here is a twitter list you can follow to find more women who are involved in fields in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.  Women in SciTechArts.

    Do you know of any women in STEM fields?  Tell me about them.

Lilian A. Brennan


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