There’s a new noticeboard on the third floor of main block …
As a complement to the recent programme of “Girls into ICT” school visits to SoAC, the School of Applied Computing has created a noticeboard celebrating the contribution of women to STEM disciplines.
Designed to appeal to prospective students on school visits and Open Days, the informative and lively board will feature a selection of different notable women over the course of the academic year.
In the spotlight this month is computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, the NASA coder who made the moon landings possible. Future displays will highlight computing heroines such as Ada Lovelace, “Amazing” Grace Hopper, Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Megan Smith.
It’s hoped that raising awareness of the achievements of women in STEM will encourage more girls to consider computing as a career option, a discipline frequently viewed as heavily male-dominated.
The board is located next to the School Office on the third floor of main block. Check it out and find out more about Margaret Hamilton … and also read Dr Carlene Campbell’s inspiring story.