A passion for science

October 15th is Ada Lovelace Day, an annual celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This year also saw the publication of a fab new book A Passion for Science, a compilation of essays about inspiring women in STEM written by a host of inspiring women in STEM… and me.

Last year I took part in Ada Lovelace Day Live and was thrilled when a few months ago Suw Charman-Anderson (founder of Ada Lovelace Day) asked me if I’d be interested in writing a chapter for the first Ada Lovelace compilation. Of course I said yes and it took me no time at all to decide to expand on my talk from last year and write about one of my all-time marine biology heroes, Eugenie Clark, in particular about the time, a couple of years ago, when I met her.

You can read more about Genie, her passion for sharks, and how she inspired me to become a marine biologist in the free sample chapter. And you can buy the whole book, with heaps of other great stories exclusively at the Finding Ada website.

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