Women in Stem – Currys PC World
Currys PC World has partnered with Microsoft to look at some of the great female inventors, visionaries and trailblazers in history, and brought them to life as modern-day cape-wearing life-savers.
- People like Stephanie Kwolek (1923 – 2014), who discovered the buttermilk-coloured yarn that we call Kevlar today; an invention has saved thousands of lives around the world.
- Or Rosalind Franklin (1920 – 1958), who provided Crick and Watson with the missing piece needed to model the DNA helix.
- Or Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), considered the creator of the world’s first computer program in the 1800s. Yes, the world’s first.
- Or Marie Van Brittan Brown (1922 – 1999), who carefully sketched out a blueprint for the world’s first home surveillance system. Her patent has been used by inventors ever since.