What is Ada Lovelace Day? – 11 October 2016
Peterborough STEM Festival is an independent event inspired by Ada Lovelace Day, a worldwide celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. You can follow them on Twitter: @findingada.
Every year in October, many events around the world are held to highlight the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and to support girls and women studying or working in STEM. These events are what makes Ada Lovelace Day the huge success that it is.
DPiP would like to organise an event that will highlight the achievements, discoveries and inventions of those working in STEM in and around Peterborough.
We want to encourage girls and boys to study and work in the STEM fields by both inspiring them and helping to develop their skills as part of Ada Lovelace Day. We are looking to provide engaging and fun activities which will include:
Practical Workshops to teach new skills such as coding, app development, or robotics!
Talks or STEM cabarets, where speakers talk for ten to 15 minutes on various topics.
Debates or panel discussions, lively debate based on a series of topics.
Exhibition or display, a special show that focuses on the women in STEM whose work is on display. Or a exhibition of artifacts, letters and/or art focused on women in STEM.
Hackathon or Gaming, bringing together coders, designers, musicians and storytellers together to create a new app or game.
If you have an another idea for an event, please get in touch with us.
DPiP would like to hear from women currently working in STEM, whether you are an engineer, scientist, mathematician, teacher, communicator, doctor, or coder we would love to hear from you!Contact Us Now!
Ada Lovelace Day is about sharing stories of women — whether engineers, scientists, technologists or mathematicians — who have inspired you to become who you are today. The aim is to create new role models for girls and women in these male-dominated fields by raising the profile of other women in STEM.Suw Charman-Anderson, Founder Ada Lovelace Day
Sponsorship opportunities exist for this event, if you or your company would like to support us for this exciting local event, please get in touch.
Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was a British mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.
You can find out more about Ada Lovelace and the Ada Lovelace Day on findingada.com.