Ada Lovelace Day

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On Ada Lovelace Day (Tuesday 13th October) Kingsbury High School students were invited to Conway Hall in Holborn to celebrate Ada (considered the world’s first computer programmer) and women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Thanks to Capgemini, seven Year 12 girls were invited to the event which played host to the UK’s ‘most fabulous women in STEM’. Speakers included Abbie Hutty, senior spacecraft structures engineer on Airbus’ ExoMars Rover Project; Dr Jen Gupta, an astrophysicist and science communicator based in the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth; Dr Sujata Kundu, a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London; Elaine Chew, Professor of Digital Media at Queen Mary University of London; Uta Frith, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development at UCL; Lucy Haken, Science television producer/director; and Suw Charman-Anderson, founder of Ada Lovelace Day.

Zaeneb Iqbal said “I truly enjoyed Ada Lovelace Day and I found it to be extremely inspirational and insightful. Just seeing everyone; man and woman come together and celebrate the achievements of women in past history is amazing. I can proudly look forward to following the paths of the woman who made it possible for my generation to excel without being at a disadvantage due to something as irrelevant as gender.”

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