Joshua Sneideman, a Hixson resident, has won the Best Indie Book Award for Children's Book - Middle School category for his book, Everyday Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers.
Review for Everyday Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers:
Deep in space, on Mars, a robot rover searches for traces of water, one of the key things needed to support life. Back on Earth, Dr. Vandi Verma guides the robot, Curiosity in its search. People all around the world were enchanted by animations like Princess and the Frog and Bravest Warriors, but before they ever hit the screen, Sonya Carey imagined and designed them. These are just some of the colorful careers of these Everyday Superheroes making the world a greener, healthier, and cleaner place.
Everyday Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers will spur reader's imaginations and introduce them to 26 STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Readers will:
Learn about STEM real-life superheroes from an environmental lawyer to a robotics engineer.
See diverse women working in STEM and changing the world.
Explore six superpowers important to STEM fields: curiosity, observation, problem solving, collaboration, data-collection and communication.
Discover how dreams and imagination can lead to an exciting STEM career.
Mr. Sneideman is vice president at Learning Blade focusing on district and school-wide implementation strategies. An Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Department of Energy in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, he received recognition from Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz for his efforts to increase minority participation in STEM education. Mr. Sneideman was a 10-year middle school math and science teacher and now is a husband and father of daughters.