Ada Lovelace and women in medicinal chemistry

MedChemNet celebrates Ada Lovelace Day

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In the mid-19th century Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was the world's first computer programmer. In her work with Charles Babbage on the analytical engine, she wrote the world’s first computer program.

She has become a hero for many and a symbol for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Every year Ada Lovelace Day (13th October) is a day to recognize and celebrate the achievements of women in STEM subjects.

On MedChemNet, we will bring you profiles of significant women in medicinal chemistry and interviews with women in the field to help salute women in STEM.

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