We are so excited that a friend of the organization, and local Spokane artist, Lorna Doone Brewer has designed this unique piece for us in support of STEAM! This awesome design is packed with STEAM images and symbols including a couple fun Easter Eggs for folks to...
Future Ada stands firmly in support of Black Lives Matter https://blacklivesmatter.com/ Our organization vehemently denounces racism and discrimination. The values we work to promote and advocate for are rooted in intersectionality, diversity,...
We want to send our heartfelt THANK YOU for all your support this year with Giving Tuesday!! Your support is essential to our success. Whether it was via donation, sharing our social media posts, or telling your friends and family it is greatly appreciated and not...
This year we are honored and thrilled to be able to participate in #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving! This Tuesday, November 27th, please join us in supporting women and non-binary individuals in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM)!...
Hello beautiful world! We are Future Ada — a Spokane, Washington based 501(c)3 non-profit. We are named after Ada Lovelace, an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s proposed mechanical general-purpose computer. She is...
“Imagination is the discovering faculty, pre-eminently. It is that which penetrates into unseen worlds around us, the worlds of service.”
Ada Lovelace Mathematician and writer
“People are allergic to change. You have to get out and sell the idea.”
Grace Hopper Navy Admiral and computer scientist
“Life need not be easy, provided only it was not empty.”
Lise Meitner Physicist
“I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.”
Marie Curie Physicist and chemist
“Why shouldn’t a woman run a reptile house? Women are at work in my country and the rest of the world, in all types of work and professions.”
Joan Procter Zoologist
“There is no joy more intense than that of coming upon a fact that cannot be understood in terms of currently accepted ideas.”
Cecila Payne-Gaposchkin Astronomer and astrophysicist
“It’s made to believe / women are the same as men; / are you not convinced / daughters can also be heroic?”
Wang Zhenyi Astronomer, poet, and mathematician
“The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.”
Rachel Carson Marine biologist, conservationist, and author
“Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from them.”
Rita Levi-Montalcini Neurologist and italian senator
“If the present arrangements of society will not admit of woman’s free development, then society must be remodelled.”
Elizabeth Blackwell Doctor
“The main stumbling block in the way of any progress is and always has been unimpeachable tradition.”
Chien-Shiung Wu Experimental physicist
“Don’t let others discourage you or tell you that you can’t do it. In my day I was told women didn’t go into chemistry. I saw no reason why we couldn’t.”
Gertrude Elion Pharmacologist and biochemist
“[The other women] didn’t ask questions or take the task any further. I asked questions; I wanted to know why. They got used to me asking questions and being the only woman there.”
Katherine Johnson Physicist and mathematician
“Still more mysteries of the universe remain hidden. Their discovery awaits the adventurous scientists of the future. I like it this way.”
Vera Rubin Astronomer
“Nothing was given to minorities or women. It took some fighting to get that equal opportunity, and we’re still fighting today.”
Annie Easley Computer programmer, mathematician, and rocket scientist
“Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together can we reach our full potential.”
Jane Goodall Primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist
“Once you are at this faraway distance [in space], you realize the significance of what it is that unites us. Let us work together to overcome our differences.”
Valentina Tereshkova Engineer and cosmonaut
“Believe in the power of truth… do not allow your mind to be imprisoned by majority thinking.”
Patricia Bath Ophthalmologist and inventor
“If we assume we’ve arrived [at absolute truth], we stop searching. We stop developing.”
Jocelyn Bell Burnell Astrophysicist
“The first thing about empowerment is to understand that you have the right to be involved. The second one is that you have something important to contribute. And the third piece is that you have to take the risk to contribute it.”
We at Future Ada hope you and yours had a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. This has been an unusual and difficult year for everyone, and some more than others. Let's be thankful for what we have and not take things for granted.