Ara the Star Engineer – a STEM Book on a Mission #WomeninSTEM #ALD18 @findingada
This children’s book highlights the modern engineering leaders, scheduled to release in 2 days! Shared by Google on YouTube:
A mother-daughter conversation gives birth to an empowering STEM book. A story of inspiration, inclusion and whimsy in the world of tech — one for all ages and genders.
Ara the Star Engineer sets to inspire children between 5-9 years to explore the magic of coding by showcasing real-life engineering superheroes of diverse backgrounds. Highly praised by industry CEOs and children’s authors, the book releases Oct 11, in celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child. To preorder, visit https://www.arastarengineer.com. Book’s sales proceeds will be donated to STEM nonprofits.
Conceived and written by Komal Singh: a program manager within Engineering at Google Canada, a mother of two, a woman in tech, a person of colour.
Today is Ada Lovelace Day! Today the world celebrates all of the accomplishments of women in science, art, design, technology, engineering, and math. Each year, Adafruit highlights a number of women who are pioneering their fields and inspiring women of all ages to make their voices heard. Today we will be sharing the stories of women that we think are modern day “Adas” alongside historical women that have made impacts in science and math.
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