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Problem Solvers: 15 Innovative Women Engineers and Coders (Women of Power) (Hardcover)
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When engineers are faced with an impossible problem, they don’t quit. They look for solutions.
These 15 women are coders and engineers who have faced impossible problems and found solutions. They are each doing amazing work in technical fields while facing unique challenges that are not equally faced by men. Some have faced work/life balance offsets and long-distance relationship challenges. Others have faced teen pregnancy, homelessness, and domestic abuse. Many may have not had the same technical encouragement growing up that their male colleagues had.
Science has typically been considered a man’s field of study. There are all sorts of reasons why this is the case, though none of them is valid in today’s society. Women can and should be anything they want to be.
Problem solving with science and math is everyone’s field, and it’s time for the world to see powerful women succeeding in it.
About the Author
P. J. Hoover holds undergraduate degrees in both computer engineering and history, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering. She worked for 15 years as an engineer, designing computer chips for Motorola and Intel. She is now the author of over 30 books for kids, teens, and adults. In addition to her own books, Hoover actively writes social studies and science curriculum articles for various educational publishers. She lives in Austin, Texas. More information is available on her website: pjhoover.com.
"By reading these fascinating stories of diverse women, many who have overcome considerable challenges to become STEM professionals, children will learn that nothing can stop them from entering these fields. A must read." —Laurie Wallmark, author of Code Breaker, Spy Hunter and Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code
"As a trailblazer, I know that it is possible to overcome tremendous cultural, personal, and societal challenges. Problem Solvers tells the inspiring stories of many women who overcame tremendous obstacles in technical fields, with persistence and resiliency to also live a life of their potential." —Sylvia Acevedo, rocket scientist, systems engineer, and former CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA
"Comprehensive, inclusive, and practical." --Kirkus Reviews
"She encourages girls to dream big, work hard, and find mentors to help them along the way."--Booklist