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Ada Lovelace Day 

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An event celebrating and celebrating women and girls in STEM in honour of local Nottinghamshire legend Ada Lovelace

Ignite! has worked with Pioneer Group every year since 2018 to deliver an event celebrating Ada Lovelace Day.

 

Every October, we invite Key Stage 3 girls from Nottingham and Nottinghamshire secondary schools to MediCity for a day where they take part in hands on activities, run by inspiring female scientists who are based at MediCity and work in the local STEM industry.

2023

Pupils from 10 secondary schools took part in hands-on workshops a MediCity, with activities led by Freenome Ltd, NuVision, Locate Bio, Porterhouse Medical, Agility Life Sciences, University of Nottingham, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Wollaton Hall and a keynote speech from Dr Lisa Thomas.  

Pupils from 3 primary schools took part in hands-on activities at BioCity, with activities led by HGF, Exonate, Sygnature Discovery, Myconeos and the Environment Agency. 

Pioneer Group sites across the UK also ran their own events, which the Ignite! team consulted on. 

2022

Pupils from 6 secondary schools took part in hands-on workshops a MediCity, with activities led by NuVision, Locate Bio, Porterhouse Medical, Oncimmune, Agility Life Sciences and Charnwood Molecular and a keynote speech from Dr Susannah Lydon. 

 

2020 and 2021

Pupils from 5 and 6 secondary schools took part in online sessions, where they took part in Q&A sessions with women scientists joining us from across the UK. 

2019

Pupils from 6 secondary schools took part in hands-on workshops at MediCity, with activities led by Twycross Zoo, Nottingham Trent University, The Army, Rolls Royce and DEBP. 

2018

Pupils from 3 secondary schools took part in hands-on activities and listened to speakers at BioCity, with activities led by Nottingham Trent University.

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