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Heather T, Lewiston, Maine

AddedTuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Good books for a young engineer?
Hi! I am a mom to a few very bright children, one of which desperately wants to become a biomedical engineer. She is 13, keeping in mind that she reads at an early high school level, could you suggest any books that might sustain her interest, without being a text book? Thank you!
Related to Bioengineering/Biomedical, Preparation for College
  • Santiana Jean-Baptiste , Pharmaceutical/Biomedical Engineering Professional
    Answered Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Hello and thank you for your question.  

    When I was 13 years old, I too was interested in reading books relating to science and engineering.  At that age, what helped sustain my interest on these topics was participating in "hands on"  projects.  I would recommend that you visit this site:

    I like the fact that this site have many different books on scientific projects; ones that you can work on at home.  This will help your daughter be engaged, while expanding her knowledge on scientific principals.  Also, this site have fun books on a multitude of science subjects (i.e Anatomy, Chemistry, Biology, etc).

    I've also included a link for you, as a parent (  This is an Online Magazine to Spark Engineering Interests in Teens.  The site is a great tool to help you help her,  on her journey to become an Engineer.

    I hope this helps.  

    Kind Regards,

    Santiana Jean-Baptiste