My Scientific Name

A is for Astronomer!
B is for Bioengineer!
C is for Computer programmer!

What scientific careers do the letters of your name represent? Learn about different science careers from real scientists!

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  • Enter your child's name and gender
  • Use our character creator to create a character that looks like your child
  • Include an optional dedication message
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Why this book is so special

  • Your child's name is used to create the story so every story is different!
  • Your child's character is used in the book
  • Your child will learn about different STEM careers and meet real female and minority scientist role models!
Additional information

  • Price: eBook is free; Hardcover books start at $29.99 + $1.50 per letter
  • Size: 8.5" x 11"
  • Length: varies depending on name. +3 pages per letter.
  • Recommended Age: 4 - 10
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Meet the Scientists

Meet a real scientists behind My Scientific Name!

Sonia Kim was raised in San Diego, California, where she developed an interest in science by participating in science fairs. One of her first science fair projects involved extracting DNA, the genetic material present in all cells, from different plants. Her interest in brains started when she was curious how different brain cells can work together to operate a functional brain that can record memories and perform other activities. At UC San Diego, Sonia studied how different molecular pathways can contribute to the maintenance of healthy brains and the development of diseased brains. Sonia is currently pursuing a PhD in the Biomedical and Biological Sciences program at Harvard, where she studies the development of the normal human brain using genetics. At first glance, the human brain looks like a bundle of random wrinkles. However, the organization of the brain is not as random! By extracting and looking at the genetic content of brain cells, Sonia studies how the brain develops into its organized structure.

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