L is for Ada Lovelace – Mathematics
++ A to Z of Notable Women in STEM ++
Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852) was encouraged at a young age by her mother to study mathematics and logic.
Her work is very important for the early development of computers. As a teenager, she worked with British mathematician Charles Babbage on his Analytical Engine. Ada is credited with writing the first computer program – an algorithm designed to be carried out by a machine.
You can read more about Ada Lovelace here.
See more notable women of STEM in my contribution to the April A to Z blogging challenge for 2016.
Add your own “L”-named women to the list in the comments below! Here are some others have suggested:
Estella Leopold – Paleobotany
Andrea Liu – Physics