Who was Ada Lovelace?
What you should know about Ada Lovelace
**Ada’s contributions to science were resurrected many years later after her death in 1852, in many biographies and the form of a book by Betty A. Toole, Enchantress of Numbers in 1992. Ada then died of cancer at the age of 37.**
Noblewomen in intellectual pursuits
During the translation of Babbage’s paper, Ada found mistakes and corrected them simply because she understood the purpose of the machine. When the corrections were returned to Babbage, he accepted them and published his paper which included Ada’s notes. Although Ada never received credit for her contributions to his work, Ada did participate in facilitating the publication along with the first computer.
Today's educators and parents of girls can take steps in empowering girls to become engineers of the future.
What steps can be taken to make technology, math, and science more attractive to girls? This process needs to take place long before girls talk about universities and career options.**
- Parents and educators can debunk the myths of gender stereotypes.
- Parents can be more supportive of girls learning advanced math skills at an early age.
- Parents can make learning math more exciting and intellectual at an early age.
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