Google honours 'mother of vodka' and STEM heroine
Google has used its famous daily doodle illustration to mark the anniversary of a remarkable 18th century female STEM pioneer credited as the inventor of vodka.
Swedish countess and agronomist Eva Ekeblad who was born in 1724, was the first woman to be admitted to her country’s Royal Academy of Sciences.
A major landowner, she became interested in the exploitation and farming of potatoes as an alternative foodstuff to cereals.
Her laboratory work examined the root crop’s value as source of flour and drink, as well as for supplanting lead in cosmetics.
For a biography of Eva Ekeblad click here.