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Tuesday October 11th is Ada Lovelace Day – Check out events in your area or organize your own! #ALD16 @findingada #WomenInSTEM


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Ada Lovelace Day 2016 is quickly approaching; we’re already preparing for our annual 24 hour celebration on the blog! You can see our posts from last year here. Here’s quick summary of ALD from findingada.com:

Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration day of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM.

Read more about ALD here or here

Access educational resources here

Click here to learn how to get involved

Browse through ALD events and submit your own event!


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