Women in STEM Careers

Deep in space, on Mars, a robot rover searches for traces of water, one of the key things needed to support life. Back on Earth, Dr. Vandi Verma guides the robot, Curiosity, in its search. People all around the world were enchanted by animations like Princess and the Frog and Bravest Warriors, but before they ever hit the screen, Sonya Carey imagined and designed them. These are just some of the colorful careers of these Everyday Superheroes making the world a greener, healthier, and cleaner place.

Everyday Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers will spur reader’s imaginations and introduce them to 26 STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Readers will: 
– Learn about STEM real-life superheroes from an environmental lawyer to a robotics engineer. 
– see diverse women working in STEM and changing the world. 
– explore six superpowers important to STEM fields: curiosity, observation, problem solving, collaboration, data-collection and communication. 
– Discover how dreams and imagination can lead to an exciting STEM career.

 

 

My review

When you speak about jobs in the STEM industry, you always think about men doing them. The saying ‘It’s a men’s world’ is slowly but surely becoming something of the past.

More and more women are taking places in this area but unfortunately they still seem to remain hidden.

The author puts some of these ladies in the more than deserved spotlight in a very pleasant way. The book has a pretty nice layout and is attractive to leaf through (and read of course). 

It’s also very educative and I learned a lot. I also like the way the author has added some assignments to carry out for those who want to.

I think it would be really interesting to use this book in the classroom. 5 stars.

Thank you, Erin Twamley for making this such a enjoyable and worthwhile read.

 

About the author

Erin Twamley is working to create a new generation of Everyday STEM Superheroes. As an author and educator, her STEM publications focus on sharing the adventures of diverse STEM professionals and their use of six STEM superpowers. Currently, she has authored three non-fiction STEM-focused books for children ages 8-14 years old with three new books currently in the works. The newest STEM book release Everyday Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers shares stories of 26 diverse women in STEM. 

Erin provides author and S.T.E.M. encounters for schools to encourage the next generation of STEM professionals. She can be reached at erinedu365@gmail.com

 

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Amazon US : https://www.amazon.com/Everyday-Superheroes-Women-STEM-Careers-ebook/dp/B07QZV4M4M/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1K1QPNKMGYZI0&keywords=everyday+superheros&qid=1567363030&s=digital-text&sprefix=everyday+su%2Cdigital-text%2C248&sr=1-1