Your 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
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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!

Nicole Black is a bioengineer at Harvard University and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Nicole uses 3D printing to create custom medical devices. She is working on a 3D printed artificial eardrum to best capture sound. Biomaterials include polymers (plastics), hydrogels (wet, squishy gels), and ceramics (hard minerals). These can be mixed together to create 'inks' that allow complicated shapes to be 3D printed. Cells and proteins make up your body's natural tissues. These can be mixed into the inks to help your wounds heal even faster! Every tissue and organ in your body has a unique set of mechanical and biological properties. Thus, engineering them requires a wide variety of skills!

Visit our team page to meet more scientists!