weTree’s tribute to Margherita Hack in Torino
October 12th marked this year Ada Lovelace Day, an annual celebration dedicated to female scientists and to all students wishing to pursue a career in the STEM disciplines, in the footsteps of Lord Byron’s daughter, Ada Lovelace, who in 1840 developed the first software in history.
Numerous initiatives have been held in various Italian cities on this occasion.
In Torino, the partners of Sistema Scienza Piemonte, coordinated by Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation romoted a series of events that marked this celebration involving schools and citizens.
weTree, in collaboration with Città di Torino, Università di Torino and Politecnico di Torino, wanted to enhance the contribution of women in science by affixing on this day the laque in honour of the Italian astrophysicist Margherita Hack at the tree she was dedicated at Valentino Park al Parco del Valentino, un Prunus cerasifera, a myrobalan plum planted last September 24th on the occasion of the European Researchers’ Night.
For the initiative in Torino click here.