Department Organises a Successful Ada Lovelace Day

The department took a leading role in organising the highly successful Ada Lovelace day at Mallory Park - Ada Lovelace's childhood home. This involved over 110 girls from 12 Leicestershire schools in an action-packed programme of Computer Science tasks.

Ada Lovelace Day was held at Mallory Park, in the village of Kirkby Mallory – the childhood home of Ada Lovelace at Leicestershire. It that brought the schools, universities and industry together to inspire and motivate the current year 8, 9, and 12 girls to get involved with Computer Science and Engineering.

 

Ada Lovelace BushloeOver 110 girls from 12 schools from all around Leicestershire participated in this event. The girls worked with an engineering toolkit to built a program to capture, process and output audio signals. They then work on a Computer Science task to analyse, design and test a simple app, and evaluated the resultant applications with potential users. The year 12 girls also implemented a web page for their applications.

 

This was a day packed with creative problem solving, interactive learning, and fun. Ada Lovelace Ruzanna 4This proved to the girls that

  • Science is not only for boys! The girls did brilliantly at handling both Engineering and Computer Science challenges;
  • Doing science is not scary, but it is an opportunity for creativity and problem solving and fun!

 Ada Lovelace Thomas Estley

 Ada Lovelace kit

 

 

 

 

This event was organised by the Computer Science and Engineering Departments of University of Leicester, the National Instruments, and Reverent Tom Meyrick of the Kirkby Mallory (who himself is an Engineering graduate). It was sponsored by and run at the Kirkby Mallory Racing Circuit.

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