A children’s book tackling stereotypes in STEM, by sharing the colorful stories of 26 diverse women from an astronomer to zoologist.
We all know Wonder Woman and Superman, but have you ever heard of Dr. Vandi Verma? She's a STEM superhero, one who drives a car-sized robot on Mars! In fact, her robot discovered water on the red planet. Everyday Superheroes shares the colorful careers of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, or STEM, careers. Using their STEM superpowers - curiousity, observation, problem-solving, collaboration, data collection, and communication - these superheroes are making the world a greener, healthier, and cleaner place. You will discover that real-life STEM superheroes exist.
About the Authors
Erin Twamley and Joshua Sneideman
Erin Twamley is a successful educator and author for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) publications. As an author she has written 3 books for kids! Her 4th book is in progress! Besides books, she has written numerous blogs on STEAM education, lessons and teacher guides. She is dedicated to engaging the next generation of learners in protecting and creating a sustainable planet through hands-on STEAM learning. She has received recognition of her exemplary leadership in education and holds a Masters of Education (M.Ed.). She loves to travel the world and has lived on 3 continents.
Joshua Sneideman is the Vice President at Learning Blade and the 2013-2015 Albert Einstein Distinguished Education Fellow for the U.S. Department of Energy. He serves on the TN Department of Education's STEM Advisory Board for CTE, the STEM Advisory Board for the University of Tennessee of Chattanooga and is a city-appointed board member for the Chattanooga's Youth and Family Development which oversees all the Head Start programs and the Office of Family Empowerment in Hamilton County TN. Sneidman he has authored two TED-Education videos and two Amazon best selling books for hands-on STEM projects. Everyday STEM Superheros is his fourth book. Sneideman has contributed teacher professional development for Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents, National Geographic, NASA, Department of Education, the US Department of Energy and the Baltimore Orioles.
Reviews''This book is terrific! As the mother of a daughter and a son, it's something we will read together over and over again. I'm honored to be included and hope it can help convince more young people to go into these industries by piquing their interest early in their lives.'' --SUPERHERO Sonia Lo, Vertical Farmer
''This is fantastic! I love that (even as an adult) I get to learn about all of these extraordinary women heroes and what they are doing to positively impact the world. I also really appreciate the opportunity to learn more about so many different types of careers. I think this book is creating new worlds for kids (and adults) in so many ways!'' --Kelly D. Holstine, 2018 MN State Teacher of the Year
''This is a timeless work of art that is desperately needed for a 21st century learner. I believe that works like this will bring people back to a place where the imagination can guide opportunity rather than a reliance on existing innovation. From one's imagination comes innovation--just look inside.'' --Pamela Hampton-Garland Ph.D., University of the District of Columbia
''Twamley and Sneideman have created another great book for kids with Everyday Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers. With easy-to-read and understandable text and vibrant, engaging illustrations, they bring yesterday's and today's STEM Superheroes to life alongside a very comprehensive list of many of today's STEM Careers! It's almost a shame that the alphabet only had 26 letters limiting them to 26 careers. This book will inspire, will educate, and will engage today's kids (and some parents too) to learn more about the world around them and the careers ahead of them. It belongs in every classroom, on every nightstand, and in every backpack.'' --Mary Spruill, Executive Director, The NEED Project (National Energy Education Development Project)