Today, October 15th, is Ada Lovelace Day. Since 2009, it is a day set aside to learn about the many women in STEM disciplines who don't get the credit they deserve for their pioneering work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The day is named for Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, who was a brilliant mathematician and wrote the world's first computer program. In 1842.
Neatorama has published quite a few articles over the years about women in science and technology. In honor of the occasion, feel free to catch up on them.
The Amazing Dr. Florence Baker dedicated her life to the health of poor people.
Josephine Cochrane developed the modern dishwasher.
A Short History of Women Inventors and Scientists.
An Ode to Great Double X-Chromosomed Scientists.
Women in Space: The Mercury 13.
Florence Nightingale’s Statistical Diagrams.