I was so excited when my professor told me about this site, and I can’t wait to share it with you! Let’s dive right in, shall we?

Lady Ada King, Countess of Lovelace is hands down one of my idols.  If you don’t know who she is, head on over to the Who is Ada? section of the site. She is considered by many to be the first computer programmer for her work with Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine.

This website, Finding Ada, is the home for Ada Lovelace Day. What is Ada Lovelace Day? You’re right to ask! It’s a day to celebrate all the women around the world who have made achievements in science, technology, engineering, and maths. It takes place on October 13th and is to share the stories of women who have made achievement in the STEM fields so that they can inspire girls and women to participate in those fields.

Among the really cool events that go on during Ada Lovelace Day are seminars meant to encourage women and girls to get invovled in the STEM field. But you know what’s even better? It’s Wikipedia, you don’t have to go to York University to attend. You can do it from your computer where ever you are!  

I thought this initiative to provide more role models for young girls who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math was inspiring. I hope you will too.

http://www.findingada.com

~Amanda