Megan Merritt is education programs coordinator at the Computer History Museum. Megan joined the Museum in November of 2013, and is responsible for managing collaborative Education Department projects and leading outreach and community relations for all educational group visits, including school field trips and public and private special interest groups. She is currently building a program to enhance Museum accessibility. Megan holds bachelor's degrees in journalism and art history from Michigan State University and is currently completing her master’s degree in art history from San Jose State University.
The year 2015 marked Ada Lovelace’s 200th birthday, and, in honor of her mathematical and artistic achievements, the Computer History Museum (CHM) began a year-long celebration to commemorate her legacy with exciting Museum-wide events. Among them was our Letters to Lovelace competition, which asked girls across the United States to share their creative responses to the question: What do you think would interest Ada Lovelace about 21st century technology? In partnership with The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) in Bletchley, England; the University of Oxford, Queen Mary University in London; and the Heinz Nixdorf Forum in Germany, CHM welcomed girls ages 18 and under to submit responses to be judged on the quality of their research, creativity, and their message to Lovelace.Read More