Ada Lovelace Day celebrates women in science and highlights the issues faced in STEM subjects surrounding the representation of women. Bringing together both staff and students from across the faculty, gender equality is a relevant and important topic for all.
Speakers for 2016 include Kate Russell, a journalist, reporter and author who speaks regularly to inspire the next generation of technologists and was voted the Computer Weekly 13th most influential woman in UK IT.
The Department of Chemistry’s Dr Helen Coulshed has been involved in numerous outreach activities, mentoring and women in science groups, while pursuing her own research in chemistry and chemical education.
Representatives from WiSTEM student society will speak on their recent experience and plans for the future and Professor Peter Main, Head of Department of Physics and Chair of the Faculty Equality & Diversity committee, will lead a panel discussion on the importance of gender equality in STEM and how we can strive to achieve it.