Advocating for diversity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) via community education, outreach, and support networks so all people feel welcome and wanted in these exciting fields.
To create sustainable diverse and inclusive spaces for all people within science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM).
STEAM vs STEM
We advocate for STEAM as we believe the Art component brings creativity and inclusion into STEM. Art helps inject more humanity into the sciences and pushes STEM professionals to think outside the box when problem solving.
We are here to create spaces in STEAM where everyone feels welcome and included regardless of age, race, gender, class, religion, ethnicity, education, cognitive or physical abilities. We have an added focus on groups generally less represented in these fields as we want to encourage more folks from those groups to participate in STEAM.
It takes all of us, those traditionally represented and those not, to create inclusive spaces for all people.
Why it Matters
Everyone should be able to pursue any field of interest they have. No one should feel unwelcome or unwanted when following their passions. It is important to us to ensure all people have these opportunities.
Additionally, it has been shown that having diverse teams increases overall creativity and innovation. The fields of STEAM are leading the charge on shaping the future. The problems being solved will impact the whole world. We want to ensure the folks at the problem-solving table fully represent the world in which the solutions are being created for.
Our organization is named after Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (commonly known as Ada Lovelace) who was a famous English mathematician and writer. She worked with Charles Babbage on Analytical Engine (the precursor to the modern computer) and invented the first computer algorithm. As a result, Ada is considered to be the first computer programmer and has been called the “founder of scientific computing”, the “mother of computing”, and the “prophet of the computer age.”
We draw a lot of inspiration from Ada and her story. Our goal is to inspire diverse current and future generations to be inspired by her as well and continue to push the bounds of STEAM fields… our own future Ada’s.
Future Ada is a non-profit corporation registered in Spokane, Washington, USA and is exempt from tax under 501(c)(3).
PO Box 6
Spokane, WA 99210
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