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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How to personalize your book

  • 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
  • Click "Create My Book!"
  • Download a free eBook or purchase a hardcover copy
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!

Kim Schenkeveld is from the Netherlands. She studied medicine in Leiden and got her degree in 2009. From 2009 untill 2013, Kim studied rehabilitation medicine in Amsterdam. Ever since the beginning of her medical career, Kim was interested in rehabilitation and physical medicine because she wanted to help people be more independent. Kim has dyslexia, which made reading very difficult for her. But she tried very hard and succeeded so now now she can be a good doctor! Kim often treats people after a life-interfearing medical problem. For example, some patients she regularly sees are people after stroke (a part of the brain does not work anymore because of not having any blood supply) or amputation of the leg or arm. She also sees children who have difficulty walking or developing other skills. In addition to her job, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband, sports, and taking care of her two kids!

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