Happy Ada Lovelace Day!
24 Mar is Ada Lovelace day. Ada was a programmer back in the days that a computer still referred to a person. She was such a huge influence on computer science that one of the first programming languages was named after her.
Who are your female influences in science and technology?
I have always admired Eileen Collins, the first female pilot and then commander of a space shuttle.
Beatrix Potter theorized that antibiotic properties in lichen helped them fight disease. She theorized that lichen were made up of a symbiotic relationship between algae and fungi. She wrote a paper on the subject which was not well received, and eventually withdrawn. Decades later, scientists proved that she was correct.