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Ada Lovelace Day – Celebrating Women in STEMM

Celebrating women in STEMM and construction

Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician and is recognised as the ‘first computer programmer’.

As part of the Ada Lovelace Day celebrations on 10 October 2023, which celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering maths and medicine (STEMM), Building Greater Exeter created videos, fact sheets and quizzes which promote and recognise the role of women from the Greater Exeter area in STEMM and construction careers which are all available to view and download below and can be used on any day of the year.

The latest building completed at Exeter Science Park is the Ada Lovelace Building, an office and laboratory space for STEMM businesses, which was completed in early 2021 by Midas Construction.


A ten minute video ‘Celebrating Women in STEMM’ featuring inspirational women from the Greater Exeter area in local STEMM and STEMM related construction careers, discussing their roles and what they enjoy about them, along with information on Ada Lovelace and the building named after her.

The majority of the video was filmed at Exeter Science Park and it includes all the individual videos listed below.

Philippa Carnelly, Senior UX Designer, Boomi

Allana Brimacombe, Quantity Surveyor, Midas Construction

Michelle Cole, Community Engagement Manager, Midas Construction

Kye Tew, Associate Urban Designer, KTA Architects

Roz Woodward, CEO Securious Cyber Security

Fact Sheets, Poster and Quizzes

About Ada Lovelace

Interesting facts and information about Ada Lovelace and her achievements.

Careers in construction

Different roles within construction, focussing on STEMM related careers, including case studies of women in these roles. For more case studies visit this page.

Quiz and Word Search

Designed to complement the fact sheets. Read the answers here.


Artwork for a poster that may be printed A3 or A4 to display in your school to help raise awareness of Ada Lovelace Day and encourage your students to discover more.

You can find out more about Ada Lovelace at:

If you require further information and would like to provide feedback please contact us.

STEMM Careers in Construction

In June 2021, Building Greater Exeter (BGE) and CSW, with help from BGE Project Partners, BAM and SDS, presented an insight into careers in construction, concentrating on the creation of The Nightingale Hospital in Exeter. The aim was to celebrate the diversity of STEMM careers in the region and how different roles have been used to build a prominent structure in the local area. Included in this session is a short film featuring three of the key companies involved in the design and build, BAM, SDS and TClarke. It also has Q&A sections with those involved and more about their roles.

To view the film