February 11th marks The International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To celebrate, we wanted to share two inspiring illustrations of famous women in science (created by our very own ADI women in science!) for you to download and stick on your wall for some inspiration this year!
Simply click on the 'Download Image' buttons below, and the illustrations are yours to keep. Enjoy!
Ada Lovelace - Mathematician & Writer (1815 -1852)
English-born Mathematician Ada Lovelace, is widely cited as one of the world's first computer programmers for her work writing an algorithm for a computing machine in the mid-1800s. In fact, Ada's ideas about computing were so far ahead of their time, her contributions to the field weren't recognized until a century after her death..!
Rita Levi-Montalcini - Neurobiologist (1909 - 2012)
Italian neurobiologist Rita Levi-Montalcini is most noted for her discovery of Nerve Growth Factor, an important milestone in the development of modern-day cell biology. She was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with colleague Stanley Cohen for her discovery.
Modern-Day Science Heroes
Dr. Manasi Nandi Ph.D. is a cardiovascular pharmacologist and a Senior Lecturer in Integrative Pharmacology at King’s College London.
Manasi’s research interest is in sepsis and septic shock, and the cardiovascular dysregulation that occurs in those patients. Her interdisciplinary project, with mathematician Professor Philip Aston from the University of Surrey, aims to detect the onset of disease earlier. In the setting of critical care and sepsis, this has the potential to save many thousands of lives each year.
“I think what's really great about doing this type of research is that you can have an impact - in this case, on human health. I'm really excited that this project is now at a stage where we're starting to work with clinical data. It takes a lot of work to get to this point. And to know that this project has the potential to be implemented in clinical practice as an early warning system... to me that is incredibly exciting.”
Emily Zimmerman Ph.D. is the Director of the Speech and Neurodevelopment Lab at Northeastern University in Boston.
Emily's research focuses on understanding preterm infant development with a particular interest in multisensory interventions that improve suck and oral feeding in preterm infants.
"If we could determine at birth, by simply analyzing a drop of saliva, how an infant will both orally feed and perform in their speech and language development, we could develop timely and targeted interventions to improve both short and long-term outcomes.”
ADInstruments are incredibly proud to support scientists like Manasi and Emily who have dedicated their science careers to improving the lives of those around them. Could you, or someone you know, be ADInstruments’ next Science Hero? Visit our Heroes page to see our previous Heroes and to submit your nomination.