Ada Lovelace Day – Tuesday 9 October 2018

Today is Ada Lovelace Day.  Ada Lovelace, born in England in 1815, was the first computer programmer. Growing up, she was a sickly child, home-schooled in a variety of subjects, including mathematics and astronomy. She invented a steam-powered flying machine at the age of 12. When she was 17, she met Charles Babbage - a mathematician and mechanical engineer who was working…
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Ada Lovelace Day 2017: Celebrating New Zealand women in science!

It's that time of year again - when we celebrate women in science! Today (Tuesday 10 October 2017 ) is Ada Lovelace Day. Its aim is to celebrate women in science, technology, engineering and maths. This year I'm featuring pioneers of science in New Zealand. From the nation's very beginnings, these women classified and preserved our unique…
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Inspiring girls to work in STEM – Ada Lovelace Day 2016

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…
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Women scientists in New Zealand

14 October 2014 is Ada Lovelace Day. Its aim is "Celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths". Here is a set of images of New Zealand women in science, including this nice shot of Lucy Moore. Botanist and ecologist Lucy Moore is remembered especially for her botanical work on Flora of…
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