Introducing our latest sponsor: UCL Engineering

UCL Engineering logoI’m excited to announce our latests sponsor, UCL Engineering, who are our Ada Lovelace Day Live! Platinum sponsors. We are delighted to welcome UCL Engineering on board and would like to thank them for their support of women in STEM.

One of UCL’s eleven faculties, UCL Engineering consists of 11 departments with staff who undertake research and training across a great range of disciplines. Our scientists and engineers take discoveries from life sciences, pure maths, psychology and many other areas, mix them together, add their own innovations and produce solutions the world needs.

You can follow UCL Engineering on Twitter, @UCLEngineering.

Ada Lovelace Day to be sponsored by ARM again

ARM logoWe’re very excited to announce that Ada Lovelace Day will once again be sponsored by ARM! Not only that, but they have agreed to be the official ambassador to Ada Lovelace Day for the semiconductor industry on a long term basis.

As one of our major sponsors, ARM are supporting the development and delivery of a new educational resource pack for use in schools worldwide (about which more soon!). They will also be helping us to inspire girls and young women to engage in STEM subjects through another project that we’ll announce later in the year. We will be working closely with ARM to help us to spread the word about women in STEM and inspire the next generation of female scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

“Ada Lovelace Day provides an excellent opportunity to inform and encourage women and girls to pursue and explore careers in STEM subjects,” said Jenny Duvalier, executive vice president, people, ARM. ”Our partnership will raise awareness that a career in engineering is an exciting and well-rewarded option for women as well as help elevate the profile this inspiring organisation and celebration globally. We are positive that this long-term partnership will provide engagement for women to kick-start their careers and become successful engineers of the future. Being headquartered in Cambridge where Ada’s seminal work on the Difference Engine took place, adds an additional resonance to our partnership.”

“I’m thrilled to have ARM as a key partner in Ada Lovelace Day, supporting our rapidly expanding efforts to inspire and support women in STEM around the world,” said Suw Charman-Anderson, founder, Ada Lovelace Day. “We look forward to collaborating with ARM to develop educational resources that will inspire the next generation of girls to consider science, technology, engineering or maths as a future career.”

ARM is the world’s leading supplier of semiconductor intellectual property. They design and develop energy efficient processors and technologies for a range of different applications and they very generously supported Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2014. We are pleased to welcome them back!

Conway Hall confirmed as venue for ALD Live! 2015

I’m pleased to say that the venue for this year’s Ada Lovelace Day Live! event has now been confirmed! We will be holding our annual science cabaret at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London on the evening of 13 October.

Conway Hall is owned by Conway Hall Ethical Society and was first opened in 1929. The name was chosen in honour of Moncure Daniel Conway (1832 – 1907), anti-slavery advocate, out-spoken supporter of free thought and biographer of Thomas Paine.

The Hall now hosts a wide variety of lectures, classes, performances, community and social events. It is renowned as a hub for free speech and independent thought.

Conway Hall has a fantastic track record of hosting not just free speech, humanist and political events, but also tech events and, as such, their remit fits in very well with the work we’re doing here at Ada Lovelace Day.

“We are incredibly proud to be in a position to be one of the many splendid sponsors of this year’s Ada Lovelace Day,” said Dr. Jim Walsh, Chief Executive Officer of Conway Hall. “As a charity with a long pedigree of rational thought and supporting intellectual human endeavour, Conway Hall Ethical Society naturally aligns to many of the same principles of Ada Lovelace Day. However, as the day itself will no doubt make clear, there is much work to be done to make the future just as interesting!”

Conway Hall has a capacity of 400, and has recently been refurbished, so we are really looking forward to seeing you at this historic venue!

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It’s still very early in the year for us, so we’ve a lot to organise and will be back in due course with more details of speakers and tickets.

We also still have some sponsorship packages for the event available, so if you’d like to support women in STEM by sponsoring one of the most exciting, enjoyable and educational events in the STEM calendar, please take a look at our prospectus and get in touch!