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Speak Your Mind: Women Scientists Rock My Socks

October 7 is Ada Lovelace Day. Ada Lovelace, if you don’t know, is widely considered to be the first computer programmer, more than 100 years before Bill Gates was even born. She pretty much kicks major arse.

Ada Lovelace Day was launched in 2009 to honor and raise the profile of women in STEM professions and the role they play in inspiring girls and young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This is surely a worthy goal. Women only hold about a quarter of STEM jobs, and there is evidence to show that having female role models can encourage women to enter STEM fields.

Who are your scientific heroes? Do you have an math and science teachers who support and inspire you? 

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