Nancy de Bueger

Nancy works in communications at the Royal Society Te Apārangi. She contributes to the Infrequently Asked Questions blog.

Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day - Infrequently Asked Questions

Oct 13, 2015

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) with the goal of inspiring the next generation of budding women scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Here are five female Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand reflecting on their role models and what got them excited about STEM. (See bottom of post to learn more about Ada Lovelace and what it means to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.) Professor Alison Downard FRSNZ Alison Downard Alison Downard is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Canterbury.  Her research covers the fields of electrochemistry, materials chemistry and surface science. Her discoveries involving the chemical modification of surfaces at the nanoscale have led to new electrodes with applications in … Read More