Six Asian Scientists Featured In New Children’s Book Series

Wildtype Books launches Asian Scientist Junior, a book series highlighting outstanding scientists from Asia.

AsianScientist (Aug. 8, 2018) – To inspire children to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Wildtype Books will be launching a six-part book series featuring outstanding scientists from Asia.

Ask a child to draw a scientist and you might get a picture of a man in a white lab coat with messy hair. The fact remains that despite their considerable contributions, scientists from Asia have yet to enter public imagination.

“We set out to highlight scientists that have personally inspired us but have stories that may not be so well known. We believe that science is for everyone, not least the 60 percent of the global population that lives in Asia,” said Dr. Juliana Chan, CEO of Wildtype Media Group and author of the two books.

Each of the six books in the Asian Scientist Junior series dives into the life of an extraordinary individual—from a pioneer of India’s satellite program (Udupi Rao) to the scientist who discovered a cure for malaria (Tu Youyou).

Other noteworthy scientists featured Kosuke Morita, leader of the first Asian team to add an element to the periodic table; Chang Meemann, a palaeontologist after whom the extinct fish Meemannia and the theropod dinosaur Sinovenator changii is named; Shinya Yamanaka, who developed a way to turn skin cells into stem cells; and Chou Loke Ming, a champion of coral conservation.

To help these unique stories reach a wider audience, the books are being launched with a Kickstarter campaign.

“We hope that these stories of courage and conviction will inspire all children, wherever they grow up, to dream of a better tomorrow,” Chan said.

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Asian Scientist Magazine is an award-winning science and technology magazine that highlights R&D news stories from Asia to a global audience. The magazine is published by Singapore-headquartered Wildtype Media Group.

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