Ada Lovelace Day is just two months away on Tuesday 12 October, and we're looking forward to celebrating the women whose discoveries or inventions have changed the way we live and how we understand the world.
The question is, who are those women?
We’d like you to tell us who you admire most and why! We want to hear about women whose inventions have changed how we live, women like Hedy Lamarr who invented radio frequency hopping, used these days in tech like Bluetooth. Or Dr Patricia Bath (above), who invented laser cataract surgery. Or Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin who discovered that stars are made of hydrogen and helium. We especially want to hear about lesser known women, women of colour, and women who aren’t from Europe or North America!
You can join us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, where you can comment with your nominee’s name, her discovery/invention and a link to more info. Or you can just send me an email with your suggestion and help us compile a long list of awesome women in STEM!