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
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  • 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!

Subhalaxmi (Subbu) was born in Mumbai, India, a city with a lot of hustle and bustle and lovely beaches. She fell in love with biology when she went on a cruise trip and saw bioluminescent organisms. She did her majors in Biotechnology and then Masters in Marine Biotechnology. Her love for research made her pursue a doctorate in microorganisms that cause diseases. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at University of Massachusetts Medical School. She finds new biochemical pathways that the pathogen uses to cause disease. She uses yeast as big factories to produce kilograms of proteins and study them in atomic detail. Scientists like her are trying to find newer ways to combat diseases caused by bad bacteria.

Visit our team page to meet more scientists!