Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

As a female scientist, I feel very (very) strongly about the representation of woman, particularly in the fields of mathematics, science and technology. Historically, and unfortunately still all too common today, women are not getting the credit they are due for their work (or get equivalent pay, though this isn't restricted to any field). And so, Ada Lovelace Day was created to raise awareness for the under-appreciated 50% - we're contributing too!

Click here for one of my previous posts on Ada Lovelace Day for more details.

And look! A few weeks ago, I received an email from the University of California in Berkeley - they were putting together an article that would be distributed to middle school students (free of charge) by NASA. And they wanted to include a "head-shot" of my ACEO collage of Henrietta Swan Leavitt (largely unrecognized for her important work)! What an honour! It turned out so good:
Today, to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day, thank a woman for her contribution in her field (be it science or something else) - and then head on over here to read (and write) about women in the sciences, mathematics, technology or engineering.

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