Hello! We would like to take a break from our regularly scheduled Monday Mobile Mashup to bring you highlights of Women’s History Month, with a focus on women in STEM. Simply stated, Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. We will post our own content throughout the month of March, so stay tuned!
“Grace Hopper was a pioneering force in Computer Science and was recognized as such even while she was alive, so we wanted to look back at how her work developing programming best practices, compilers, and ultimately the COBOL language gave rise to the modern Information Age.”
“Computer programming once had much better gender balance than it does today. What went wrong?”
“A gifted mathematician, Ada Lovelace is considered to have written instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s.”
“These women cover all aspects of the robotics industry, both research, product, and policy. They are founders and leaders, they are investigators and activists. They are early career stage and emeritus. There is a role model here for everyone! And there is no excuse – ever – not to have a woman speaking on a panel on robotics and AI.”
“’I do believe if we had it as required curriculum, I don’t think you’d see that drop-off,’ Ross told Alfonsi in the clip above. ‘Because right now you have to make a conscious thought of, “Am I interested in computer science and technology?” And for many of these girls, they’re not.’”
“The world needs more women in technology fields, and these 26 women are doing their part to see that happen. Those who work closely with the Notable Women in Technology describe them as analytical, confident, and collaborative. They secure networks, write code and identify new revenue opportunities, all the while inspiring young girls to consider STEM careers.”