#WomenInSTEMWednesday: Ada Lovelace

Last week's #WomenInSTEMWednesday took us into space, this week we'll come back down to Earth and head back in time to Ada Lovelace. Ada Lovelace had a gift for mathematics and is considered to be one of the first computer programmers. She was taught math and science beginning at a young age and continued to learn some … Continue reading #WomenInSTEMWednesday: Ada Lovelace

#WomenInSTEMWednesday: Ruth Benerito

This week’s #WomenInSTEMWednesday is credited with saving the cotton industry by creating wrinkle resistant fabric. Ruth Benerito discovered a method to attach organic chemicals to cotton fibers making them stain, flame, and wrinkle resistant. Ruth started working as a teacher after graduating college because jobs were scarce during the Great Depression. While teaching, she earned her master’s … Continue reading #WomenInSTEMWednesday: Ruth Benerito