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Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women and Girls in STEM
Wed. 12 October 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm AEDT
The Inner Eastern Local Learning and Employment Network (IELLEN) is proud to be working in partnership with the Royal Society of Victoria, Captial City LLEN, DataSAM, Women in Science and Engineering, Lateral Magazine, Swinburne University and BrainSTEM to present an Ada Lovelace Day event on the evening of Wednesday 12 October, 2016.
The event is aimed at Secondary School age girls and their parents/guardians, and is about celebrating the achievements of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to inspire the next generation. With a long way to go until we bridge the gap between the numbers of women in some STEM fields, Ada Lovelace Day (which has been running the UK and US for several years) aims to raise awareness of the champions that already exist and the pathways they've taken.
The night will include:
Talks from Women in a range of STEM fields and at different stages of their careers including the Former Lead Scientist of Victoria Leonie Walsh, President of WISE Unimelb Sophia Frentz and more!
Information for parents and guradians on why STEM careers are so important and how they can help girls succeed
STEM activities being run by Engineers Without Boarders, Swinburne University, Robo Gals Monash and IEEE Women in Engineering, Latrobe University.
Speakers and activities will be announced over the coming weeks on the IELLEN facebook so stay tuned...
Light refreshments will be available at the event. Please advise of any dietary requriements.
The event will be held at the Royal Society of Victoria (8 La Trobe Street Melbourne), near the corner of La Trobe Street and Exhibition Street in the city.
Limited Parking is available at the building and in surrounding streets.
The building is within walking distance of Parliament station and tram routes 30, 86, and 96.
Please be advised that the building is not accessible for people with severe mobility impairments. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Please arrive at 6pm for a 6:30pm start.
For more information and free-Ebook please contact Edward Dunstan at the IELLEN on 03 9510 5444 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is Ada Lovelace? Ada Lovelace is widely held to have been the first computer programmer, with her work on the Analytical Engine (in the 1840s!) one of the most imporant developments in the evolution of computer programs and technology. Find out more here http://findingada.com/about/who-was-ada/