On Tuesday 10th October 2023, the University’s Information Services team are celebrating Ada Lovelace Day 2023 which is an international celebration day of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
We have an afternoon of talks, activities and training planned for Ada Lovelace Day. This will take place on the first floor of the Main Library (Central Area) from 11:00-17:00 in Room 1.07.
You can confirm your attendance via Event Booking now (open to all University students and staff):
- Join us for tea, coffee and cake in Room 1.07 Main Library.
We have a series of lightning talks including:
- Professor Frauke Zeller, Professor of HCI & Creative Informatics in the School of Computing and Engineering & the Built Environment at Napier University to talk about her research in big data analyses, audience analytics, AI ethics and Human-Computer and Robot Interaction. She will tell us the story of the world’s first hitchhiking robot with a talk titled “Can a robot be your friend? The creativity in robot research”
- Professor Ruth King, Thomas Bayes Professor of Statistics Mathematics, with an intriguing talk titled “A life in Statistics motivated by Agatha Christie – the “Queen of Crime””
- Dr Catherine Bromley, Deputy Director of Data Strategy and Infrastructure at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Catherine will talk about the public good of statistics.
- Bhargavi Ganesh – an Informatics PhD student who works in the area of AI.
- Maggie Lin – our very own feminist trailblazer and Witchfinder General
- Dr Melissa Highton
- Ally McKay – our very own colouring-in book intern, who’ll launch our new Women in STEM colouring-in book
- 1pm-2pm settle down for some lunch, colouring in, badge and sticker making
- 2pm-5pm ‘Changing the ways the stories are told’ – a Wikipedia editing event.
- 2pm-3pm Join our Wikimedia editathon (Full Wikipedia training – learn how to edit the free encyclopedia!)
- Short break
- 3pm-5pm Researching & writing new pages (50-100 words+) about Women in STEM to publish and share. Nominate your STEM heroines here.