Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women and Girls in STEM
The Inner Eastern Local Learning and Employment Network (IELLEN) is proud to be working in partnership with the Royal Society of Victoria, Capital City LLEN, DataSAM, Women in Science and Engineering, Lateral Magazine, Swinburne University and BrainSTEM to present an Ada Lovelace Day event on the evening of Wednesday 12 October, 2016.
Aimed at Secondary School age girls and their parents/guardians, this event is about celebrating the achievements of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to inspire the next generation. With a long way to go until we bridge the gap between the numbers of women participating in many STEM fields, Ada Lovelace Day (which has been running the UK and US for several years) aims to raise awareness of the champions that already exist and the pathways they’ve taken.
The night will feature talks from women in a range of STEM fields and at different stages of their careers, plus organisations offering insight to STEM careers, including:
- Leonie Walsh, former Lead Scientist of Victoria and entrepreneur
- Sophia Frentz: Vice-President of Women in Science and Engineering at University of Melbourne
- Foundation for Young Australians – presenting on growth industries and the rise of STEM Careers
- Sid Verma from BrainSTEM (and BrainSTEM participant) – Science Mentoring Program
- Engineers Without Borders, Swinburne Uni, Robo Gals Monash and IEEE WIE, Latrobe will be running a number of STEM activities or will have a presence on the night.
Light refreshments will be available at the event. Please advise of any dietary requirements when registering online.
Please arrive at 6pm for a 6:30pm start.
Bookings can be made online through Eventbrite.
For more information and free-Ebook, please contact Edward Dunstan at the IELLEN on 03 9510 5444 or at [email protected] .
Who is Ada Lovelace?
Ada Lovelace is widely held to have been the first computer programmer, with her work on the Analytical Engine (in the 1840s!) one of the most important developments in the evolution of computer programs and technology. Find out more at http://findingada.com/about/who-was-ada/ .