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Ada Lovelace Day: A Celebration of Women in STEM

Wednesday the 12th of October saw Ada Lovelace Day come to life at the Royal Society of Victoria.

This event, led by the IELLEN, celebrated the achievements of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) thus far, and promoted careers in STEM to girls currently in secondary school.

There were fantastic presentations by Leonie Walsh (former lead scientist of the Victoria Government), Sophia Frentz (Vice President of Women in Science and Engineering), Sid Verma (founder of BrainSTEM), Olivia Noto and Calum Lindsay-Field from the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), as well as a number of secondary school students. A big thank you also to Alanta Colley for here excellent emcee work.

A number of activities were organised by Robogals, Engineers with Borders, and Girls who code. Some fantastic pics below from Jess Vovers of can be seen at this link:

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The night was a grand success with a sell-out crowd leaving inspired and engaged on the importance of promoting STEM careers to girls in secondary schools, while celebrating our existing champions.

A massive thanks and well done to all the project partners:  DataSAM, BrainSTEM, Women In Science & Engineering, Lateral Magazine, the Royal Society of Victoria, Swinburne University of Technology, and the City LLEN.

We hope to see many more Ada Lovelace Day events next year!

 

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