Kids are natural scientists. Kids love to ask questions, look under rocks, take things apart and (sometimes) try to put them back together again. Unfortunately, starting from a young age, many kids, in particular girls and minorities, start to shy away from science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM subjects. This is in part due to the lack of women and minority role models who look like them in these fields. You can’t be what you can’t see!
I founded CuSTEMized to encourage kids, in particular girls and minorities, in science by providing picture storybooks that depict them in science careers. Thousands of free personal
cuSTEMized is a non-profit that provides free motivational ebooks to encourage girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). What makes our book special is that each book is personalized using the girl's name and avatar. You can visit our website for more information:http://custemized.org/
We are currently looking for an artist to do illustrations for a number of STEM careers to be used in our personalized storybooks. Approximately 300 parents use our website to make personalized ebooks for their kids every month and we receive thousands of page views monthly. We would be more than happy to list you as the illustrator on all ou
Video with better audio haha: http://custemized.org/
In case anyone is interested in what I sound like in real life, check out the video in cuSTEMized's new Kickstarter campaign: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1204406257/s-little-book-of-big-dreams-a-custemized-creation
For those who don't know, a group of friends and I recently launched cuSTEMized as a not-for-profit initiative to help girls envision themselves in STEM careers. We're currently seeking to raise funds through Kickstarter to implement a website that will allow parents to customize our book __'s Little Book of Big Dreams to have their daughter's name