This #InternationalWomansDay, we celebrate the women in STEM who paved the way for the technological advancements of today. Scroll to see a few of our favorites:
In 1843, Ada Lovelace wrote what is considered the first modern day computer program when she showed that a “mechanical general-purpose computer” could be used for more than just crunching numbers.
Elsie Widdowson was a British dietitian who ushered in the practice of adding vitamins and minerals to food. Throughout her career, she conducted many important studies on diet and malnourishment, sometimes even becoming her own experimental subject.
Katherine Johnson is a mathematician who aided in NASA’s transition to digital computers and contributed to the successful execution of many early missions.