Join Finding Ada's free webinars and celebrate Ada Lovelace Day

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As part of their wider Ada Lovelace Day celebrations, Finding Ada are running three FREE webinars.

Join Finding Ada's webinars to hear from some amazing women in STEM having conversations around the Science of Hypersleep; Fusing Tech & Art in Games; and Engineering - Solving Problems for Real People.

Tickets are free, so sign up via Eventbrite to stay up-to-date with the speakers, get reminders and the link to view the events. You can find out more about each webinar below:

Ada Lovelace Day 2021- The Science of Hypersleep

The Science of Hypersleep

We explore the science of hybernation to ask, is hypersleep possible? Hypersleep is a common theme in science fiction, but what does science have to say about putting humans into suspended animation? This discussion will focus on the realities of hypersleep and will ask questions such as: What can we learn from hibernating animals? What’s the difference between hibernation and sleep? What health impacts would extended hypersleep have?

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Ada Lovelace Day 2021- Fusing Tech & Art in Games

Fusing Tech & Art in Games

Join us for a fascinating discussion about the new role of tech artist, combining technology and artistry in games. The Technical Artist is a relatively new kind of role in the games industry, yet the possibilities for those who pursue this career path to create and merge art and technology is endless. Ada Lovelace Day and #RaiseTheGame invite you to join Kristrun Fridriksdottir, Jodie Azhar, and Emma Roseburgh for our tech art webinar. This panel will discuss what kind of work the tech artist does, the cutting edge of tech artistry, and how tech artists are pushing the boundaries and creating new experiences for players.

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Ada Lovelace Day, Engineering event

Engineering - Solving Problems for Real People

Join us for a fascinating discussion about engineering challenges and opportunities. Engineering is the science of problem solving, but the scale of global challenges like climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic can diminish our awareness of engineering’s impact on individual people. How are engineers addressing these issues? And how are these engineering solutions affecting our communities?

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Recommended Event: 12/10/21: Ada Lovelace Day 2021: The Science of Hypersleep

Ada Lovelace Day 2021- The Science of Hypersleep

We explore the science of hybernation to ask, is hypersleep possible?

Hypersleep is a common theme in science fiction, but what does science have to say about putting humans into suspended animation? This discussion will focus on the realities of hypersleep and will ask questions such as: What can we learn from hibernating animals? What’s the difference between hibernation and sleep? What health impacts would extended hypersleep have?

Ada Lovelace Day and The Clarke Award invite you to join science fiction author Anne Charnock, sleep and memory expert Prof Gina Poe, Prof Kelly Drew, who studies hibernation in squirrels, and Dr Anusha Shankar who studies torpor in hummingbirds, for a discussion of whether hypersleep in humans is possible.

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Join Finding Ada's free webinars and celebrate Ada Lovelace Day

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As part of their wider Ada Lovelace Day celebrations, Finding Ada are running five FREE webinars.

Join Finding Ada's webinars to hear from some amazing women in STEM having conversations around Sustainable Energy and Water; Medicine's Biggest Questions; Ada Lovelace Day with Lori Beer; The Near Future; and Space, the Next Frontier.

Tickets are free, so sign up via Eventbrite to stay up-to-date with the speakers, get reminders and the link to view the events. You can find out more about each webinar below:

Sustainable Energy & Water

How do we develop sustainability in energy and water policy? What are our biggest challenges and successes so far? Featuring Kaapua Smith, Head of Sustainability for Contact Energy, Andy Blair, the President of the International Geothermal Association and a founder member of Women In Geothermal (WING), Dr Eva Abal, Chief Executive Officer at International RiverFoundation, and Dr Deborah Nias, CEO at Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group Ltd.

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Medicine's Biggest Questions

What are the most important medical questions facing humanity today, and how close are we to answering them? With Prof Ijeoma Uchegbu, UCL School of Pharmacy, Dr Mariam Jamal-Hanjani, Clinical Research Fellow at UCL Cancer Institute, Dr Freya Harrison, Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, and Dr Jen Edwards, University Academic Fellow in Musculoskeletal Medical Technologies at the University of Leeds.

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Ada Lovelace Day with JP Morgan's Lori Beer

Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with Lori Beer, Global Chief Information Officer for JP Morgan Chase & Co., who will be in conversation with ALD’s Founder, Suw Charman-Anderson. Lori will be talking about her career in technology, including how she got into tech, and what advice she’d have for her younger self. She’ll also be talking about why she chose to create a scholarship to support women in STEM and why young women should choose to study technology.

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The Near Future

What does the near future hold for us? What will the impact of technologies like AI and robotics be? Featuring Dr Beth Singler, Junior Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence, University of Cambridge, Prof Praminda Caleb-Solly, Professor of Assistive Robotics and Intelligent Health Technologies at the University of the West of England, and Dr Anat Caspi, director of the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, University of Washington.

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Space, the Next Frontier 

How do we responsibly and sustainability explore space? With Michelle Hanlon, Co-Founder and President of For All Moonkind, Inc., with additional speakers to be confirmed.

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J.P. Morgan partners with Finding Ada to offer free mentoring and network subscriptions

young Asian woman looking at laptop, watchin a webinarThe Finding Ada Network has partnered with J.P. Morgan to offer free mentorship for 50 women in technology in the UK.

The scheme will pair mentees from across the UK with women in technical roles within J.P. Morgan. Mentors are available from various levels across the company, from junior software developers to senior tech leaders.

For women with a tech or STEM background, this provides an amazing opportunity to find a mentor who can help them progress in their careers over the next year. As part of the scheme, mentee's will be given 12 months free access to the Finding Ada Network online network, where they will be able to make use of their world class mentorship platform and exclusive content covering careers advice, personal and professional development, plus HR policy and advocacy advice.

Mentoring has many proven benefits, including helping mentees to improve their soft skills, confidence and communication skills, as well as making them, on average, five times more likely to receive a promotion compared to non-mentees.

As we continue to adjust to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, it is now more than ever that women need additional help and support. The Finding Ada Network, being online-based, is an ideal way to access the guidance you may need to further progress your career through these troubling times.

The scheme is open to any women in STEM who have a right to work in the UK.

Apply for the scheme here