The second Tuesday of October is Ada Lovelace Day and celebrates women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with the hope of inspiring future generations of young women to study and work in STEM fields.
Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer who created the first program for Charles Babbage‘s analytical engine. She is known as the first computer programmer and has a computer programming language from the Department of Defense named after her. (From The Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography)
Read more about Ada Lovelace and ways to support women in STEM fields here:
You can also explore these books in the library’s collection which feature Ada Lovelace and other important women in science, mathematics, and history: