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 13 October, 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.

In addition the next building currently being built at Exeter Science Park is the Ada Lovelace Building, an office and laboratory space for STEMM businesses, which will be completed early 2021 and is being built by our partners, 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.

Range of roles within STEMM

Different career paths within STEMM, including case studies of inspirational women in these roles.

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.

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