Ada Lovelace Day - celebrating inspiring women in STEM
Tuesday 14 October is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Ada Lovelace Day Podcast
To celebrate we have developed an Ada Lovelace Day podcast (16 mins) of staff and students sharing stories of STEM women who have inspired them.
Colleagues featured in this recording are:
•Dr Ana Catarino, SLS, speaking about her peers Dr Joana Garcia, Dr Joana Figueiredo and Dr Elizabete Carmo-Silva (00:00)
•Professor Greg Michaelson, MACS, on Dr Xia Peisu (02:42)
•Marcus Ardron, EPS, on Hertha Ayrton (05:13)
•Professor John Underhill, EGIS, on Dame May Ogilvie-Gordon (08:30)
•Dr Fiona McNeill, MACS, speaking about Professor Muffy Calder (10:57)
•Elizabeth Bay, EPS, on teachers Ms Van Dam, Mrs Waters and science communicators Emily Graslie and Vi Hart (13:22)
Display at Heriot-Watt Library
In addition, a display is hosted at the Edinburgh Campus Library, with information about Ada Lovelace and other inspirational women in science. More information can be found here
Students and staff can come along and suggest names of women scientists who inspire them and we can add these to the display. They can also tweet us with suggestions @HWU_IS or post them on the IS Facebook page