Growing up, my siblings and I always had access to a workshop full of machinery and an eager dad showing us how to use pH strips on anything lying around. It’s no surprise that I fell in love with F.I.R.S.T. robotics club in high school and went on to pursue the design side of STEM. It’s only just occurring to me how great I thought it was to try to mentor the younger students in middle school or the freshman coming into robotics club!
After inspiration from the F.I.R.S.T. robotics team and P.L.T.W. classes at my high school, I started the undergraduate program in mechanical engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology. It didn’t take long for me to realize that in a school of 23% women, the ME classes were going to be all guys. That was really my first experience with feeling, not just knowing, that STEM is stacked with dudes! So I shortly switched into the geological engineering program. Ask my mom and she will tell you that I’ve always collected rocks, ripping out the seams of my pockets, and insisting on the biggest and heaviest for her to tug out of the ground and lug home.
More on Adromeda Dumont’s focus:
My mission is to showcase the workstyle and lifestyle of an emerging engineer. My ultimate goal is to encourage & empower young women who might be interested in STEM by providing transparency to the field & help to foster social enthusiasm for women in engineering.
The treatment technology uses microfiltration (for bacteria and large organisms) and reverse osmosis (for dissolved materials and smaller organisms) to filter out particles. Then it may undergo advanced oxidation (ultraviolet light) to destroy low concentrations of potentially toxic compounds. That’s three separate barriers against contamination. I like this little schematic to help me visualize the size of these microscopic particles. And check out the schematics for how microfiltration and RO work (filters and fun. basically).
October 10th is Ada Lovelace Day! Today the world celebrates all of the accomplishments of women in science, art, design, technology, engineering, and math. Each year, Adafruit highlights a number of women who are pioneering their fields and inspiring women of all ages to make their voices heard. Today we will be sharing the stories of women that we think are modern day “Adas” alongside historical women that have made impacts in science and math.
Please promote and share #ALD17 with your friends and family so we can promote and share with all of the world wide web!
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.