Searching the cosmos for a new Earth. Using math to fight human trafficking. Designing invisible (and safer) cars. Unlocking climate-change secrets. All of this groundbreaking science, and much more, is happening right now, spearheaded by the diverse female scientists and engineers profiled in this book.
Meet award-winning aerospace engineer Tiera Fletcher and twelve other science superstars and hear them tell in their own words not only about their fascinating work, but also about their childhoods and the paths they traveled to get where they are—paths that often involved failures and unexpected changes in direction, but also persistence, serendipity, and brilliant insights. Their careers range from computer scientist to microbiologist to unique specialties that didn’t exist before some amazing women profiled here created them. Here is a book to surprise and inspire not only die-hard science fans, but also those who don’t (yet!) think of themselves as scientists. Back matter includes reading suggestions, an index, a glossary, and some surprising ideas for how to get involved in the world of STEM.
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About the Author
Ginger Rue is an author and a contributing editor for Guideposts magazine. She lives in Alabama with her husband and their blended family.
Sally Wern Comport is a commercial artist and an award-winning illustrator. She is also principal of Art at Large, Inc., a large-scale environmental graphics studio that has designed and produced exhibitions and public art for numerous museums and institutions. Sally Wern Comport resides in Annapolis, Maryland, with her family.
Table of Contents
Preface Tiera Fletcher 1
Fighting Modern Slavery through Math Davina Durgana 7
Providing Top Medical Care for All Creatures Evelyn Galban 21
Using Computer Science for Serious Fun Cierra Mcdonald 37
Saving the Tapirs (and Rain Forests … and Woods … and Grasslands) 53
Rethinking the Marshmallow Space Suit Dava Newman 67
Unlocking Climate Change Secrets from the Earth and the Ocean Maureen Raymo 79
Using Science for World Peace Mareena Robinson Snowden 91
Cracking Down on the World's Tiniest Stowaways Monsi Román 105
Engineering the Immune System for Tissue Regeneration Kaitlyn Sadtler 121
Searching the Cosmos for Another Earth Sara Seager 135
Safeguarding the Future of Girls with Cancer Teresa Woodruff 147
Driving Automobile Technology to (Literally) Unseen Destinations Minjuan Zhang 159
Suggestions for Further STEM Awesomeness 181
Suggestions for Further Reading 185
Photo Credits 188