International Women in Engineering Day 2018: 10 Inspirational Female Engineers
International Women in Engineering Day was 23 June! Mouser is celebrating 10 inspirational female engineers, Via Mouser
With International Women in Engineering Day 2018 nearly here, we’ve chosen 10 amazing women engineers, from the past to the present, whose work has had (or is currently having) a profound impact on engineering and society.
Limor “Ladyada” Fried :Empowering the Maker Community
In 2005, MIT electrical engineering and computer science graduate Limor “Ladyada” Fried set up Adafruit, an online portal for makers of all abilities to learn about electronics and buy high-quality components for their designs. Adafruit has been ranked among the USA’s top 10 manufacturing companies in the Inc. 5000, and according to WIRED magazine, Fried became the first female engineer to appear on its cover. Entrepreneur magazine also awarded her with the title of Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012.
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.