Asian Scientist Junior Book Series Launched

The six books each feature a prominent researcher from Asia to inspire children towards careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

AsianScientist (Aug. 8, 2018) – Wildtype Media Group, the publisher of award-winning titles such as Asian Scientist Magazine and Supercomputing Asia, has launched Asian Scientist Junior, a series of books for children featuring Asian scientists who have made significant breakthroughs.

“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.

Contained within the brightly illustrated pages of the books are details about the lives and careers of scientists from Asia. Scientific ideas are also explained in a manner that is intended to evoke curiosity and encourage further exploration of the subject matter.

Two of the books are based on the achievements of Nobel laureates Shinya Yamanaka and Tu Youyou. Yamanaka pioneered a method to create induced pluripotent stem cells from adult cells, while Tu discovered artemisinin, a compound used in the treatment of malaria.

The other scientists in the series are 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; Chou Loke Ming, a champion of coral conservation; and the late pioneer of India’s satellite program Udupi Rao.

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

To tap into the potential of crowdsourcing to raise funds and awareness for creative products, Wildtype Media Group has launched Asian Scientist Junior with a Kickstarter campaign.

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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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