Today is Ada Lovelace Day - a celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and science. It's celebrated on the second Tuesday in October.
STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is a field that needs more women. Careers NZ looks at where women are working in STEM, and job opportunities.
Having inspiring examples for girls and young women is an important part of adding balance into the sector. Curious Minds - He Hihiri i te Mahara does it well - publishing profiles of women in science, technology and engineering, and new profiles are added each week. Dr Victoria Metcalf's New Zealand women in STEM – talented and diverse is a cool look into Curious Minds.
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STEM at libraries and learning centres
Science Snippets in the library hosted by Science Alive! After school sessions start back next week Monday 17 October.
Books to give girls STEM inspiration
Our previous Ada Lovelace Day posts
- Ada Lovelace – Computing before it was cool
- Not kitchen science
- Rutherford Medallists – Ada Lovelace Day 2014
- Celebrating the women of New Zealand science
- Women scientists in New Zealand
- Blog on A Blog in praise of sciblogs: 2010
- Women of Science DigitalNZ set