Ada Lovelace Day Live! Featuring the WES Karen Burt Award

Join Helen Arney, Dr Suzie Sheehy, Gia Milinovich, Dr Helen Scales, Helen Keen, Dr Alice Bell, Sarah Angliss and Sydney Padua for an entertaining evening of science, technology, comedy and song on Ada Lovelace Day. Experience all manner of wonders, from particle physics to the secrets behind our fridges' hum, from performing robots to a celebration of the Shark Lady, marine biologist Eugenie Clark. We'll also hear about the Mercury 13, the group of women who independently underwent the same astronaut training as the Mercury Seven but never met as a group and never went into space.  Ada Lovelace Day Live! is an event not to be missed!

This evening event is supported by Women’s Engineering Society, who will be presenting the prestigious Karen Burt Memorial Award to a newly chartered woman engineer.

Celebrating the achievements of women in STEM, Ada Lovelace Day brings together people from around the world to talk about the women who inspire them. Find out more about Ada Lovelace herself, and other Ada Lovelace Day events and activity across the globe at


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Date: Tuesday 16 October 2012
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: IET London, 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL


Image removed.Dr Suzie Sheehy
Suzie is an accelerator physicist whose research focuses on developing new particle accelerators for future applications in areas such as medicine and energy.


Image removed.Sydney Padua
Sydney is an animator and story artist who can generally be found making giant monsters attack people for the movies. She started drawing comics by accident and is still trying to figure out how to stop.


Image removed.Dr Helen Scales
Helen is a science writer and broadcaster who, true to her name, specialises in all things fishy. A scuba diver and free diver with a PhD from Cambridge University, she can be heard as a science and environment pundit on BBC Radio.


Image removed.Dr Alice Bell
Alice is an academic and writer interested in the social, political and cultural side of science.



Image removed.Sarah Angliss
A composer, roboticist, theremin player and tech historian, Sarah is the founder of human and robot band Spacedog. Her performance reflects her obsessions with defunct machines, faded variety acts and the darkest English folktales. It’s been seen and heard everywhere from Radio 4 and sonic arts nights to steampunk cabarets and science festivals. (Photo by Sin Bozkurt)


Image removed.Helen Arney
Helen is a comedian and geek songstress. Using both her physics degree and a ukulele, she writes original and unusually funny songs inspired by science, appears on Radio 4 and 6Music, tours the UK as one third of Festival of the Spoken Nerd.


Image removed.Gia Milinovich
Gia is an American ex-pat, a science groupie and TV presenter who co-presented the BBC’s Electric Dreams series, looking at the progress of technology from the 70s to the 90s.


Image removed.Helen Keen
Helen is a comedian whose 2008 debut solo show, It Is Rocket Science! won the Buxton Festival Fringe Award for Best Comedy Performance and extensively toured the UK & Ireland before being snapped up by BBC Radio 4. She is currently the first Comedian in Residence at the Newcastle Centre for Life.


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