STEM Girls in Teen Literature

Girls that rock the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics

Ada Lovelace was one of the most famous STEM ladies in history. The only legitimate child of the notorious poet, Lord Byron, Ada focused her energies not on literature but on the sciences and mathematics, becoming one of the first computer programmers (in the 1840's!) and being widely admired for her brilliant mind. In honour of Ada, we're celebrating young women in literature who refused to be told 'that's just for boys.'

Image: Teen scientist Alexa Dantzler in the lab, photo by Isabelle Saldana, courtesy Flickr Creative Commons

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

Tags: science, women