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From Coffee Filters to WWII Metallurgy, Listen to the Ada Lovelace Day Podcasts | #ALD17 @findingada @suw

Suw Charman-Anderson is the host of the Ada Lovelace Day podcast, which you can listen to on Soundcloud (embed below). The podcast includes topics such as memory & cognition, information technology, medical inventions, as well as interviews with luminaries such as: Dr Helen Czerski & Clive Thompson, Fran Scott & Maia Weinstock, Hazel Gibson & Erik Klemetti, Abbie Hutty & Anne-Marie Imafidon, Roma Agrawal & Dr Peter Etchells, Prof Haley Gomez & Dr Karen Masters, Dr Julia Shaw & Dr Brenna Hassett, Dr Rae Robertson-Anderson & Dr Thorunn Helgason, Prof Elaine Chew & Dr Helen Scales, Elen Gwynne & Prof Jim Al-Khalili OBE, and many, many more.



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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.

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