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Think like an engineer with the latest "Science Wide Open" book!


What ideas do you have that could connect others?


Women in Engineering introduces kids to six determined women—from ancient times to present day—who have dreamed up ideas to improve and connect the world. Explore the field of engineering through the questions of a spunky girl whose inquiries guide an engaging, scientifically accurate conversation. 


Designed to show kids how one person's imagination can change the world, this book has been peer reviewed by an extensive team of scientists, science educators, and parents. Concepts covered include civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, biomedical, and aerospace engineering; bridge construction; the double boiler; machinery and cloth-making; radio signals and Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum; satellites and space expeditions; biomaterials, and more!


The fourth book in the captivating “Science Wide Open” series, Women in Engineering is bound to encourage creative problem solving in kids!

Women in Engineering

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    Pages 40

    Hardback: 978-1-938492-52-5

    Paperback: 978-1-938492-53-2

    eBook: 978-1-938492-54-9

    Dimensions 8.25" x 8.25"
    Age Range


    Grade Range 2-5
    Lexile Measure 780L
    Language English
    Publication Date September 2022
  • "Engineers are essential to every aspect of our society. Children with different backgrounds and interests will be excited to learn how impactful a career in this field can be. What an inspiring way to discover that engineers transform ideas into reality!"


    —Kelly Dooley, P.E., Director/CEO, International Technology and Engineering Educators Association



    "Its a joy to learn how women have, throughout time and place, used innovation to change lives for the better. With a charming protagonist and biographical snapshots , this book masterfully shows the relevance and beauty of engineering."


    —Ashley Raynal, Ph.D., Instrument Scientist, Brandywin Photonics



    "A good deal of engineering-related science is handily explained, interspersed with inspirational stories of women engineers whose lives and groundbreaking accomplishments span thousands of years. Children readily embrace these remarkable stories and come away feeling newly empowered to set out on their own unique and rewarding paths."


    —Dan Levy, Tillywig Toy Awards



    Praise for the "Science Wide Open" series:



    "It is so important for young girls and boys to see women as scientists—especially as brilliant, successful scientists who are also fun and relatable. These beautifully illustrated books show just that."


    —Kristin J. Labby, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Beloit College (and also a mother!)



    "A curious, bespectacled protagonist explores the world around her through the study of living things and the discoveries of women scientists.... Pioli’s illustrations give these women of science a Disney-princess vibe for broad appeal."


    —Kirkus Reviews



    "This book brings real science and discovery to kids at a formative time in their lives. It shows children—and girls especially—that curiosity is one of the most powerful tools for learning. Highly recommended!"


    —Dusty Carroll, Director, University of Pennsylvania Chemistry Research Academy

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