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Ada Lovelace Day: women in science and technology
Posted on March 25, 2010 by Deborah Kaplan

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Yesterday was Ada Lovelace Day, an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science. To celebrate, I looked through the Tufts Digital Library for our resources on women in technology and science. I was pleasantly surprised to find that a substantial portion of the student computer science and engineering scholarship currently available through the digital library is by women. Check out New Methods for Ontology Alignment, Kelly Moran’s undergraduate honors thesis for the Department of Computer Science, or Wireless Power Transmission for Biomedical Applications, Cynthia Wisineff’s undergraduate honors thesis in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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First class of women in engineering, 1918
First class of women in engineering,
1918

Some Tufts women who were honored during Ada Lovelace Day:

  • Bonnie Myers of Scientific Computing
  • Karen Panetta, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the School of Arts, Sciences, & Engineering
  • Judy Stafford, computer science professor at the School of Arts, Sciences, & Engineering

We’ve got plenty more fascinating images in the Digital Library. I’m particularly fond of Professor Leighton with the first two engineering students in Jackson after World War II and McIlroy Fluid Network Analyzer analog computer, 1958.

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